The Malta Independent 10 December 2022, Saturday
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Protesters sit down on road in front of police HQ to demand commissioner’s resignation

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 18:18 Last update: about 6 years ago

Some of the protestors who took part in the rally to commemorate Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered with a car bomb on Monday, on Sunday evening went to the police headquarters in Floriana to call for the police commissioner’s resignation.

They sat down on the road in front of the main door, and placed a banner with a photo of police chief Lawrence Cutajar – accompanied with the words: “No change, no justice – irrizenja (resign).”

At one point the banner was hung along the closed gate leading to the police HQ, with the protesters shouting "shame on you".

Some of the participants also pelted the banner with cheesecakes and tomatoes.

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The protest follows a rally that took place in Valletta earlier, to call for justice after the assassination of the journalist.

Addressing the gathering an hour after the protest started, lawyer Andrew Borg Cardona said that it was time to go home. But this did not mean that there should be an end to the country's protestations. "We go home and continue our fight the way we should," he said.

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