The Malta Independent 17 February 2020, Monday

Large crowds move to continue protest outside Castille; PM's car pelted with eggs

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 18:20 Last update: about 4 months ago

Protesters gathered outside parliament this afternoon chanting "Mafia", and calling for the Prime Minister's resignation. 

This is the fifth time protesters have gathered since 16 November.

The demonstrators threw eggs, coins and papers, and also lit three flares as Labour Deputy Leader, Chris Fearne walked out.

Joseph Muscat's car was also pelted with eggs, coins, carrots and toilet paper, amongst other things. 

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PN MPs Jason Azzopardi and Karol Aquilina were seen cheering on the crowd, as they entered the building. 

The protesters also shouted "prison", "shame on you", "justice" and "corrupt".

The protest was intended to start at 7pm at Castille Square, but people were seen gathering from 4pm.

As Parliament adjourned, PL MPs were escorted to their cars individually, to shield them from the eggs and other items being thrown.

PD MPs Godfrey Farrugia and Marlene Farrugia were also seen cheering on the crowd, taking a placard from one the protesters and waving it.

The mood at the protest is intensifying, as police struggle to keep barricades in place. One policeman was seen to have slipped.

PN MPs were seen leaving the parliament building in the direction of Castille. 

Large crowds moved outside Castille to continue protesting. 

 

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