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Malta: Thousands take to streets of Valetta amid calls for PM Muscat's resignation

Malta, Valletta
December 01, 2019 at 23:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Valletta on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, amid the ongoing crisis surrounding members of his government's alleged links to the killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galazia in 2017.

Demonstrators filled the streets heading to the courthouse in central Valletta to voice their discontent.

Later in the day Muscat announced that he will resign in mid-January in a televised address to the nation.

Earlier this week, Muscat's Chief of Staff and closest aide Keith Schembri was arrested and later released without charges, after quitting his post over allegations in connection with Galizia's murder.

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Tens of thousands took to the streets of Valletta on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, amid the ongoing crisis surrounding members of his government's alleged links to the killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galazia in 2017.

Demonstrators filled the streets heading to the courthouse in central Valletta to voice their discontent.

Later in the day Muscat announced that he will resign in mid-January in a televised address to the nation.

Earlier this week, Muscat's Chief of Staff and closest aide Keith Schembri was arrested and later released without charges, after quitting his post over allegations in connection with Galizia's murder.

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