Civil society protest to call for resignations of Mizzi and Schembri

Non-partisan protest to be held in parliament square in Valletta on Saturday 7 May at 10am

The civil society network is organising a national protest for the immediate resignation of minister Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Keith Schembri following the revelation of their offshore interests.

The protest will be held in the square in front of parliament on Saturday 7 May at 10am.

While noting that no speeches will be held, the network invited individuals and organisations to attend the “peaceful and non-partisan” protest and said everyone can take along banners and flags. 

 "We are simply demanding what is normal and obvious in a democratic society: politicians and politically exposed persons should not be associated with tax havens and dubious financial dealings, as this can result in conflict of interest," the network said.

A Facebook event page has been set up for this purpose.

The Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has so far ignored calls for Mizzi and Schembri’s resignations after the Panama Papers leak confirmed that both hold offshore companies in Panama.

A MaltaToday survey published on Sunday showed that a majority want both men out.

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