Watch: Minister’s car and activists in incidents outside parliament

"He drove into the crowd' - Karol Aquilina

Incidents broke out outside parliament Wednesday evening when the Repubblika organised protest clashed with a ministerial car. It was thanks to the work of former Opposition leader and PN leader Simon Busuttil that the ministerial car finally drove through the crowd.

Anti-corruption activists left Castille Square to place flowers at the Great Siege monument where the protest memorial was set up for slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Afterwards they gathered in front of Parliament demanding resignations. Justice Minister Owen Bonnici who was still in the parliamentary building was making his way out but found the going rather difficult.

Bonnici’s driver drives onto the crowd, policewoman

Activists surrounded his car, as his driver tried to drive through the crowd. Bonnici’s driver drove over the foot of a police woman who was standing in front of the Minister’s car. Opposition MP Karol Aquilina intervened to stop him from driving, as another woman was on the ground. The driver continued to drive until he eventually stopped.

Newsbook.com.mt is trying to get comments from Minister Bonnici and from the Police Force in relation to these incidents.

Activists banged on Bonnici’s car demanding resignations, as some threw money onto the car.

Former Opposition leader and PN leader Simon Busuttil went and broke the crowd off to let the minister’s car through.