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Silent Walk Happening Tonight To Mark One Month Since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Assassination

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One month ago today, Malta was dealt a harrowing blow as news broke of Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination by car bomb outside her home in Bidnija. Now, a silent walk is being organised to mark the occasion.  

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The event, being organised by four women (Tina Urso, Lelly Fenech, Becky Vella and Emma Paris), is set to kick off tonight at 18:30. Participants will begin their walk at Valletta’s main entrance and proceed down Republic Street to the Great Siege Monument, now a makeshift memorial to the slain journalist. 

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The silent protest comes in the wake of several banners popping up around the islands, citing “The Situation is Desperate”, harking back to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s poignant last blog post

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The organisers stated “[Daphne] was assassinated because she stood alone, and yet, even now, so many are feeling left alone, having so many questions left unanswered [and] so much unaccountability from those who are supposed to be protecting us.” 

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They instructed interested parties to bring flowers and candles to revive the memorial, and will also be handing out bay leaves and gold markers to all attendees, as a means of leaving one-worded messages. “[…] Don’t give up,” the organisers have gone on to say. “So much good has come out of fighting for what believe in around the world – Malta is no different. Please encourage others, to fight the battle from the streets, and not from behind their screens. We owe it to Daphne, we owe it to Malta.” 

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