On the three month anniversary of the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the women-led activist group OccupyJustice have placed protest t-shirts on some of the main monuments around the island.
Statues of Guido de Marco, Dom Mintoff, and Queen Victoria, among others, were suited up with a shirt emblazoned with the journalist’s famous last words: “Crooks everywhere. The situation is desperate”.
The group directed this at the Prime Minister, with their words “Prime Minister even the dead are watching you; history will judge you.”
“Three months have passed and Malta is still in limbo as to who commissioned Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination when she was uncovering corruption atrocities,” they said, adding that they will not rest until justice is served.
They hoped to remind the Prime Minister, as well as the rest of Malta, that the investigation cannot be considered over just yet, and that the Prime Minister’s legacy will be viewed as one of the most corrupt in Malta’s history.
The group also quoted the European Parliament report which said that Minister Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff should be removed immediately.
“Prime Minister – what are you waiting for to fire them? When will you be done with damaging the reputation of Malta? What is your vested interest in keeping these two people implicated in serious acts of corruption by your side and protecting them at all costs?” they asked.
The group also asked for good governance from both sides of Parliament, and indeed in all spheres of public life.
“We want an end once and for all to this culture of impunity,” they said in their statement.