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[LIVE BLOG] Day Three: The Aftermath Of One Of the Most Shocking Days In Malta’s History

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3:32pm – Police briefed with orders to protect protestors tonight

3:12 pm – Labour’s Fgura political event this Sunday ‘postponed because of the delicate atmosphere in the country

2:52 pm – Key Labour exponents have been walking in and out of Castille, including Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, Lands Authority CEO James Piscopo, Labour CEO Randolph Debattista, Labour President Daniel Micallef and lawyer Pawlu Lia.

2:25 pm –  Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced internally that he intends to announce his resignation, Times of Malta has reported.

2:08 pm – According to Newsbook – ’14 of the 22 cabinet members wanted Joseph Muscat to resign.’ Lovin Malta has yet to confirm these details.

2:03 pm – News of Malta’s political crisis hits Canary Wharf…

1:45 pm – Opposition Leader Adrian Delia goes live to address recent developments ending with a call for Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to resign.

1:40 pm  – Parliament has also been given the barricade treatment ahead of tonight’s protest

1:29 pm – Castille has been barricaded off in anticipation of tonight’s protest.

1:23 pm – Protestors block Regional Road this afternoon in the latest protest demanding justice for assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

12:14 pm –  Cabinet members furious with the decision to release the former Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Keith Schembri without charge.

11:56 am – Criminal and civil lawyer Roberto Montalto, who used to represent Daphne Caruana Galizia, has warned that mafia level criminality has gripped the Maltese government over on NETnews.

11:42 am – Protesters were chased down by unidentified aggressors in Valletta last night.

 

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11:22 am – Men blocking journalists from exiting Castille earlier today are ‘absolutely not’  Labour Party officials, according to the party’s CEO Randolph Debattista.

10:55 am – BREAKING: Reports are coming in that Yorgen Fenech, the prime suspect in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia case, has been released on police bail.

10:50 am – PM Joseph Muscat met with President George Vella this morning to brief him on the latest developments following his cabinet meeting last night, per MaltaToday.

10:43 am – Guards blocking journalists from leaving Castille have been identified according to journalist-blogger Manuel Delia’s website.

10:06 am – WATCH: Journalists Locked Inside Castille By ‘Security Guards’ Following Joseph Muscat’s Press Conference

09:51 am – Middleman Melvin Theuma’s Testimony Postponed At Request Of Police

04:11 am – Evarist Bartolo was noticeably absent from PM Joseph Muscat’s press conference at Castille.

03:13 am – Journalists are barred from exiting Castille by unknown personnel.

03:00 am – Prime Minister Joseph Muscat speaks to the press at Castille.

Malta’s Cabinet of ministers has refused Yorgen Fenech’s request for a pardon in return for information.

02:50 am – After hours of waiting, journalists finally make their way inside Castille.

01:47 am – Matthew Caruana Galizia reacts to the release of Keith Schembri, the Prime Minister’s former Chief of Staff, describing him as “the biggest criminal Malta has ever seen”.

01:22 am – Tensions erupt outside Castille with Police holding barriers up against protestors.

12:oo am – More protestors and journalists gather outside Castille as PM Joseph Muscat meets with his cabinet.

11:22 pm – Matthew Caruana Galizia Reacts To The Release Of Keith Schembri

11:00 pm –  Police erect barricades at Castille Square to cordon off a group of protestors who have spontaneously gathered in front of the Prime Minister’s office in light of tonight’s urgent Cabinet meeting.

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