Valletta 2018 Chairman Blasts 'Weak' Government For Inaction Against Castille Protestors

'A small group of people thinks it can humiliate the country by defacing public buildings'

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The chairperson of the Valletta 2018 Foundation has demanded the government take action against a group of activists who displayed projections on the facade of Castille last night, warning that a failure to do so would be a clear sign of “weakness”. 

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“Democracy under this government has been abused to the extent that public places in Valletta, as well as other public monuments, have been viciously, systematically and illegally attacked by a small group of people,” Jason Micallef said. “This small group of people thinks it can humiliate the entire Maltese population by defacing public places and monuments that, after all, reflect the achievements of the Maltese population throughout the years. I consider the lack of action by a democratic government to be a sign of weakness. Such actions on other public places and monuments are not allowed in other EU countries.”

The protest, organised by new activist group Il-Kenniesa, saw messages with the words ‘Who Killed Daphne?’ And ‘House of Impunity’ displayed on the facade of Castille. It was the latest in a long line of protests and actions that have been organised since October following the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Tim Diacono

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