The Nationalist Party has “postponed” this Sunday’s National Protest a few hours after it was initially announced following widespread backlash at their attempts to politicise the issue.
“National interest is demanding that people with different ideas and opinions can come together as a voice for a democratic process that allows the country to find the best solutions to return back to stability and credibility,” a PN statement said.
The PN made the initial announcement after the Labour Party announced that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat would address a political activity in Fgura.
Matthew Caruana Galizia, the son of assassinated Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, urged people not to attend either.
“Do not go to any rallies organised by party leaders. This is not a time for tribal politics,” he said.
Yesterday, thousands gathered in Valletta following the arrest of the Prime Minister’s former Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, the resignation of Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, as well as the suspension of Economy Minister Chris Cardona.
Another protest will be taking place tonight, marking the fifth protest since the arrest of Yorgen Fenech, a key suspect in the assassination who is revealing crucial information about the murder and other corruption cases.