The Malta Independent 19 January 2020, Sunday

11 migrants arrested after setting tent on fire

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 20:39 Last update: about 2 months ago

Eleven migrants were arrested this afternoon after setting a tent on fire at Safi barracks during a riot, the police said.

The police were called to the site at 12.30pm when black smoke was noticed at Safi barracks, Kirkop.

A tent had been set on fire while some damage was also caused by some migrants.

While trying to control the situation, a police constable was injured when some migrants threw lead objects in the direction of the officers. The policeman needed treatment at a health centre.

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Civil Protection Department officers were called on site to put out the blaze.

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