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Valletta Braces Itself: Shop Owners Reportedly Told To Close Early As Access To Freedom Square Drastically Limited Ahead Of Protest

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Parliament will once more set the scene for a loud and angered protest in Valletta later today… and commuters have already started spotting an all-too-familiar scene.

Earlier today, a large number of police barricades started being set up in the ironically-named Freedom Square, drastically limiting access to the area and funnelling people down a narrow corridor just outside the arches opposite Parliament.

Furthermore, Lovin Malta is informed that police are advising shops in the area to close by 3pm.

 

Yesterday, Joseph Muscat took to a national televised broadcast to announce that he’d be resigning from Prime Minister… just not now.

“I will be writing to the president of the Labour Party to begin a process to choose a new leader for the Labour Party by Sunday 12th January 2020,” Muscat said yesterday. “The moment a new leader is chosen for the Labour Party, I will then resign as leader and hand over to the chosen person and then in the following days I will resign as Prime Minister for us to have a new Prime Minister.”

Despite this, many people were not happy with Muscat’s announcement, quickly turning to social media to vent out with angry statuses and hilarious memes.

Shortly after Muscat’s televised announcement, Repubblika took to its channels for its own announcement… a two-part protest in Valletta today

“Joseph Muscat is actively and maliciously obstructing justice and must immediately be removed,” Repubblika said on Sunday night. “It is the job of Parliament to see that this is done.”

“They meet tomorrow, Monday, from 4pm and so must we. Join us to remind them, LOUD and CLEAR, that their duty is to protect Malta, not the criminals that run it.

If you cannot make it at 4pm, come when you can. We’ll be there.”

READ NEXT: Love, Rage And Memes: Malta Reacts To Joseph Muscat's 'Psychopathic' National Resignation Announcement Last Night

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