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Streamers marking seven months since Daphne's murder removed within hours

Symbolic protest outside Castille

Updated - Streamers were put up in various localities and a symbolic protest was held outside the Auberge de Castille on Tuesday-Wednesday night, protesting the apparent lack of progress in the investigations into who ordered the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia seven months ago today.

The streamers were removed within hours by unknown people.

The Castille protest focused on 17 Black, a mystery company through which funds were allegedly laundered in one of the cases revealed by Caruana Galizia.

Seventeen women clad in black stood on the steps of the Auberge de Castille, holding cards reading “Who Owns 17 Black?” 

 

On the previous night, activists placed a cardboard cutout on Castille Square depicting the prime minister as the emperor with no clothes.

“We came to Castille with our question, because it is now clear to all, except maybe the Prime Minister himself, that the web of corruption is based here in his very office. And now more than ever he must go and take his two sidekicks with him,” #OccupyJustice, the group which organised the Tuesday-Wednesday night protest, said.

The group observed that when a fortnight ago the German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung, showed the 17 Black connection to minister Konrad Mizzi and Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, instead of firing them, the Prime Minister organised a mass meeting to plug his adulation.

“We now have it documented black-on-white that the Prime Minister’s closest aides set up a money laundering structure in order to receive illicit kickbacks. And what’s the Prime Minister’s reaction? Nothing! He is saying nothing at all, hiding behind a magisterial inquiry which he did not even open himself,” #OccupyJustice said. 

“We will keep on fighting to save our country from being hijacked by mafia crooks and we will not rest until justice is served,” #OccupyJustice said. 

A vigil in memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia will be held in Valletta on Wednesday evening. 

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