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'See no evil, hear no evil' - surprise anti-corruption protest in Valletta

Activists placed placards representing government ministers on the steps of Castille. Photo: Jonathan Borg

Updated 5.20pm, adds PL statement Protesters have held a surprise anti-corruption demonstration in front of Castille, claiming government corruption is facilitated by ministers' failure to speak out against it. Civil society activists were armed with cardboard cutouts depicting each ministry as the three wise monkeys who see, hear and speak no evil. A small group of activists from Repubblika shouted "corruption" and "Daphne was right", in reference to journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered in October 2017.  [attach id=923056 type="video"]Video: Julian Delia [/attach] One protester held up a poster with the words 'Don't you dare try to stop the public inquiry' - a reference to Prime Minister Robert Abela's decision to give a limited extension to the board. The protest comes amid evidence given by several government ministers to the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the murder. On Wednesday Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne was the latest cabinet member to appear before the board. In previous sittings, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna and Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo have attempted to distance themselves from controversial decisions made by...

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