A young black Maltese woman is facing racist abuse on social media as people questioned her participation in a local beauty pageant.
Dozens of police officers were on standby as protesters wearing face masks marched and waved Portuguese flags in the demonstration organised by the leader of the Chega (Enough) party Andre Ventura, a former soccer commentator. There were no immediate reports of violence or arrests.
After weeks of protests against racism and policy brutality prompted by the death of George Floyd, a black man killed on May 25 in police custody in Minneapolis, Trump sought to offer a policy response to rising concerns about racial injustice going into the Nov. 3 election, in which he is seeking a second term.
Cordina hurled abuse against Cassar on a Facebook post the latter had posted on his personal Facebook profile. Cassar along with fellow activists have campaigned against the detention of asylum seekers on private passenger vessels chartered by the government for this purpose.
Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has spoken about events following the death of George Floyd saying she was sorry that children had to grow up in a world where racism still existed and that current events in the United States were "devastating".
The following text and poem were written by Beauty Ekator
Peaceful rallies gave way to a third night of arson, looting and vandalism in Minneapolis on Thursday as protesters vented their rage over the death of a black man seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck.
"This treatment also amounts to institutionalised racism since this way of parading accused persons seems to be reserved to non-Maltese nationals," aditus foundation, JRS and Integra Foundation said in a statement.