Damage to wreaths at ‘makeshift memorial’ in Northern Ireland treated as ‘hate crime’ by police

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2018-09-17T20:20:00+01:00Mon, 17th Sep '18, 20:20|

Damage to poppy wreaths at Narrow Water in County Down is being treated as a hate crime by Northern Ireland police. Eighteen soldiers were killed in two IRA bomb attacks at the site near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, in August 1979. BBC reported that the damage happened on Saturday afternoon and the wreaths have since been [...]

Pat Azzopardi Preziosi: The situation is seriously desperate now

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2018-09-17T11:23:03+01:00Mon, 17th Sep '18, 11:23|

Guest post by Pat Azzopardi Preziosi People hold up photos of assassinated anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and torches on mobile phones during a vigil to mark eleven months since her murder in a car bomb, in Valletta, Malta September 16, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi At 2:35 pm, exactly 11 months ago today, [...]

Blame it on the Usual Suspects

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2018-09-17T10:01:58+01:00Mon, 17th Sep '18, 10:01|

The government needed a pretext to push activists and protesters away from the Great Siege Memorial. They waited for the 8th September when no one would have made a fuss if they spruced up the place to have the Victory Day bacchanal and then said this is it. Because they did not want to work [...]

Government respects protest memorial

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2018-09-17T09:53:49+01:00Mon, 17th Sep '18, 09:27|

This morning, government employees wrapped the hoarding around the Great Siege memorial but they only covered the three unused sides facing the back and side of the memorial. The front facing the law courts has been left untouched sporting the protest banner demanding justice. The Maltese flag, the image of Daphne Caruana Galizia and messages [...]