Following a mass at St. Francis Church, thousands gathered in Valletta this evening to march down the capital’s main road on the one year anniversary of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The March For Truth and Justice was organised by local activist group Occupy Justice Malta, and had been originally planned for Sunday but was moved following a weekend of bad weather.
After the 6pm mass, people started gathering by the Wembley Store for the planned vigil and march. From citizens and activists to members of the local and foreign press, the large crowd walked down Valletta’s Republic Street, eventually stopping in front of the Great Siege Memorial outside the Law Courts, which has for the past 12 months been a major point of friction as it doubled as a makeshift memorial for the murdered journalist.
As the crowd gathered in front of the memorial – which has since been boarded up and wiped of all candles, flowers and notes multiple times by authorities – one huge banner showing Daphne’s face and the Maltese flag was put up against the current board covering the Great Siege Memorial.
All photos by Ben Borg Cardona