The Malta Independent 13 December 2019, Friday

Prime Minister salutes supporters as he emerges from PL HQ

Monday, 2 December 2019, 18:50 Last update: about 10 days ago

A huge gathering of PL supporters has come together outside the PL HQ, to show support to outgoing Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

While many PL supporters gathered around the PL HQ, PL MPs and government ministers were under siege inside Parliament, as protesters yelled from behind barricades, angry at the current situation in the country. They eventually managed to leave Parliament as protesters moved to Castille. Labour supporters at the PL HQ were chanting "viva l-Labour," "Joseph, Joseph, Joseph," and other chants.

Muscat was inside the HQ and after a couple of hours, at around 8.15pm, emerged. Whilst he did not make a speech, he did wave to the crowd, as many sang and cheered. Ministers and MPs, who were previously trapped inside Parliament, managed to leave at around 7.30pm. At around 7.50pm, a number of PL MPs began arriving in Hamrun.

Police set up road blocks around the PN HQ as a precaution as the gathering heated up.

Carcades could also be heard, as the crowd started to dwindle at the PL HQ.

Muscat recently announced that he will be resigning on the 12 January as party leader, following a leadership race, and stepping down as Prime Minsiter a few days after.

The Prime Minister has been under fire, and heavily criticised for being too hands-on in the investigation. In addition, Yorgen Fenech, who has been charged in relation to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, pointed the finger at his former Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, who was investigated and, however, subseqently released from arrest.

   

 

Photos above: Alenka Falzon 


Above photo by One News.
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