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01 Dec 2019 | 06:20 PM UTC

Malta: Civil society groups announce another protest in Valletta December 2 /update 2

Civil society groups call for another demonstration in Valletta on December 2; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Civil society groups have called for another protest in Valletta on Monday, December 2, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Participants plan to gather at 16:00 (local time) in front of Parliament, and at 18:00 at Castille

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the protest site. Further protests are possible in the coming days.

Context

Several thousand people have demonstrated in Valletta since November 26, to demand political change and the resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and other senior government officials for their purported complicity in the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Galizia was murdered in October 2017 due to her reporting on government corruption in Malta. A police investigation into her murder has led to the resignation of several government officials as of November 26 and prompted widespread protests.

Advice

Individuals in Malta, particularly in Valletta, are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, prepare for transportation disruptions around protest sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.