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Maltese far-right supporters launch petition in aid of anti-migrant vessel

Anti-migrant vessel C-Star says Maltese supporters have launched a petition requesting Maltese government allow the vessel to dock

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Denise Grech
19 August 2017, 3:45pm
Last updated on 19 August 2017, 5:31pm
C-star, of Defend Europe has three main goals: to monitor NGOs from smuggling, to destroy empty boats, and to save migrants
C-star, of Defend Europe has three main goals: to monitor NGOs from smuggling, to destroy empty boats, and to save migrants "if necessary"
Supporters of the anti-migrant boat C-Star have started a petition insisting that the government of Malta allow the boat to dock.

The vessel C-Star belongs to the NGO Defend Europe, which is claiming to patrol the Libyan coast “to expose NGOs’ collaboration with human smugglers”.

The petition was launched by social media page Defend Malta after the Maltese government declared that it would not allow the vessel to enter Malta if such a request was put forward.

The 4,000-strong page called the government's decision a disgrace and vowed that it will continue fighting against the "Islamization of the West". It also labelled Aditus director Neil Falzon, one of the island's most vociferous human rights activists, an "anti-white extremist" after the NGO came out in support of the government's resolve.

‘[This is] the only way the government will listen,” read the petition.

The petition currently has 207 supporters, most of whom are not Maltese. “I am not in the mood to give illegal immigrants a free ticket to the easy life whilst your own citizens get burdened with your… choices,” said one of the signatories.

The anti-refugee vessel approached Malta earlier this week, claiming that it was heading to Cyprus to continue enforcing its "No Way policy for illegal immigration".

Defend Europe then announced that it will be heading to France and Croatia tomorrow in a recent Twitter post.

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Denise Marie Grech graduated in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Malta, ...
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