Hundreds Stand Up for Humanity, Dignity, Respect And Integration

Signs of solidarity

Solidarity

Hundreds of people braved the gloomy weather yesterday evening to join a silent protest in support of migrants living in Malta facing the threat of deportation. The attendees were also calling for more general integration between migrant communities and the Maltese. 

The turnout of around 400 people was a mixture of Maltese nationals and migrants of all ages– some of whom were born in Malta and have lived here all their lives. 

The walk began at the landmark 'LOVE' sign in Spinola Bay and continued towards Balluta Square, where the crowd was addressed by speakers Colin Calleja, Ali Konate, Innocent Lokri, Rita Ogbobor, Austine Izeku and Francoise Mifsud, before candles were lit as a sign of solidarity.

Lovin Malta was on the scene to capture the diffusing crowd campaigning for a more inclusive Malta.

Photos by Nicole Parnis

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Nicole Parnis

Nicole Parnis is a writer and self-confessed pop culture geek with a penchant for vinyl records and porcelain cat ornaments.

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