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Watch: Formal complaint against Chris Cardona filed at Valletta police station

Activists want investigation after Daphne Project revelations

A formal complaint calling on the police to investigate Economy Minister Chris Cardona following revelations by the Daphne Project, was made on Thursday afternoon by Occupy Justice.

The Daphne Project, a consortium of international media houses, including Times of Malta, reported on Tuesday that Dr Cardona had been seen chatting in a bar with one of the suspects in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, before and after the crime was committed.

Dr Cardona denied the claim, which the journalists said is backed by two witnesses.

A crowd of some 100 people gathered outside Valletta police station as officials of Occupy Justice entered the building to file their complaint. 

"Rather than investigate whoever put up posters on Monday, the police should investigate these allegations," an Occupy Justice official said.

As the report was filed, the crowd chanted 'Justice, Justice' while some were also heard chanting 'mafia' as Equality Minister Helena Dalli, who happened to be in a nearby restaurant, was seen passing by.  

The Valletta event was initially meant to be in support of former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil after his car was spotted carrying posters calling for justice after Ms Caruana Galizia's murder.

He was informed on Thursday that the police  had "changed their mind" and no longer needed to question him.

In a statement after the complaint was filed, Kristina Chetcuti, Dr Busuttil's partner, said in a statement on behalf of occupy Justice that said that since the Valletta police had been “extremely efficient” in summoning her partner to question him about posters in a car registered under his name, the activists wanted to “egg them on a bit” and remind them that their job was not to question people who were protesting but those who were allegedly involved in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Protestors held placards with Dr Cardona's mobile number as well as fake car number plates, including BLK17, in reference to a company linked to Keih Schembri and Konrad Mizzi.

The activity was held jointly with the Civil Society Network, CSN, il-Kenniesa and l-Awturi.

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