After Weeks Of No Answers, Malta's Migrant Community Gears Up For First Major Vigil Following Ħal Far Murder

It will be held on the site where Lassana Cisse was shot in the head

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A vigil in honour of murdered migrant Lassana Cisse Souleymane will be held tomorrow on the spot that he was shot in the head and murdered in cold blood.

"On the evening of the 6th April, Lassana Cisse Souleymane was murdered in Ħal Far," the organisers behind the event have said. "Two other men were also victims in this attack. Lassana’s life mattered. He mattered to his family, to his friends, and he mattered to us. Such brutal acts of violence cannot and must not be ignored or silenced."

Migrants and locals alike are expected to be coming out in force to show their support and solidarity with the murdered man and injured parties

"We stand in condemnation of racism and wanton acts of hatred," the organisers continued. "We encourage everyone to come together to denounce this act of violence. We call upon the Maltese Police Force to commit all necessary resources to bring the perpetrators to justice. We call upon Maltese authorities to ensure that all members of Maltese society feel respected, safe and protected. We will be taking a stand together and laying flowers in memory of Lassana in Ħal Far on Saturday, 27th April at 11am."

At least 67 Maltese organisations have called on the police to seriously investigate Cisse's murder

42-year-old Cisse was shot along with a 22-year-old man from Guinea and a 28-year-old from Gambia. All of them lived in Birżebbuġa.

More information and updates on tomorrow's vigil can be found on the official Facebook event.

Will you be attending the vigil?

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