Photo: Michael Briguglio
A vigil dedicated to murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was held at It-Torri in Sliema was attended by thousands of people who wanted to show their respect for the work of the journalist.
Throngs of people crowded together in this impromptu gathering to comfort each other as the news of her death really sunk in. The vigil walked together from the meeting place towards St. Julian’s.
Police were on the scene to help control traffic as members from both major parties as well as the smaller parties joined together in a show of solidarity to celebrate the memory of one of the most important journalists in Malta’s history.
Caruana Galizia’s no-holds-bar approach and her investigative ability were unmatched on the island, and indeed had made her famous worldwide.
Many of those gathered walked holding candles, chatting among themselves about the memories they had of the blogger, particularly when she was younger.
Those who live abroad and could not make it to Sliema held their own vigil in London, with small crowds gathering to pay their respects overseas.
As the government begins an investigation – with the help of the FBI – into her murder,many will be waiting to see who was responsible for this terrible attack on freedom of speech in Malta.