Daphne Caruana Galizia is being remembered today along with hundreds of people killed at the hands of mafia organisations in the bloody history of violent deaths of innocent victims of organised crime.

For the last quarter of a century umbrella anti-mafia organisation Libera has marked 21 March as the day of remembrance for innocent victims of the mafia. This year a gathering was due in Palermo which has however been cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

In a Facebook post this morning Daphne’s sister Corinne Vella also recalled other journalists killed by organised crime who along with her sister were killed because of their work on behalf of democratic societies to reveal mafia infiltration.

Italian journalist and Senator of the republic Sandro Ruotolo marked the day of remembrance of victims of the mafia by remembering Daphne Caruana Galizia. In a Facebook post he said: “A virus will not erase our memory. We will go back to the squares, the schools, the neighbourhoods to remember our innocent victims of mafia organisations. Even if today we stay indoors we want to continue to teach beauty against submission, fear and the complicity of silence.”