PD leader Godfrey Farrugia says his clinic was intentionally flooded

Deputy leader Timothy Alden said the incident was the latest in a series of attacks on the party

An unnamed individual has intentionally flood Democratic Party leader Godfrey Farrugia’s clinic, Farrugia said on Saturday morning.

The PD MP, who is also running for a seat at the European Parliament, uploaded a video to Facebook showing his flooded clinic. "All acts of vandalism and hate speech is deplorable...A BIG NO to physical, verbal or electronic bullying."

Speaking to MaltaToday, Farrugia said it was not the first time that someone had attempted such at act at one of his clinics. In fact, he said a decision had been taken to lock the bathrooms after someone attempted to block the toilet by forcing two paper rolls down it.

This time, he said, his upstairs bathroom had been targeted, with the perpetrators blocking the sink before switching it on at the end of the day.

Asked whether he had any suspicion as to who might have been behind the act, Farrugia said it was difficult to tell given that many people, as well as passers by, regularly use his clinic’s restrooms.

Farrugia said he would not be filing a police report, adding that he was willing to forgive anyone that had done wrong by him.

He insisted that he saw people of different beliefs, both political and otherwise, at his clinic, and had always respected people for who they were.

PD deputy leader Timothy Alden said the attack came on back of a series of attacks on the party.

“So our pages attacked, trolls targeting us with degrading comments and spin, one of our candidates physically attacked, our billboards vandalized, and now Godfrey Farrugia’s clinic flooded on purpose,” Alden wrote.

“Vote for the democracy you want to live in.”

Yesterday, Alden also claimed that the party’s page was “attacked and blocked and from sharing anything for some time”.

MP Marlene Farrugia’s page was similarly targeted Alden said.