In the morning, Keith Schembri resigns from his post as the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s Chief of Staff. He is subsequently interrogated and eventually arrested by the Police. Konrad Mizzi also resigns as the Minister for Tourism whilst Chris Cardona suspends himself from his post as Minister for Economy.
At 14:45 Malta suffered a nation-wide power cut which lasted a number of hours. Traffic chaos ensued and phone services were limited. The irony was not lost on many who were gathered to protest and to report on the protests, noting that Yorgen Fenech was one of the shareholders of Electrogas, the power station company.
Another protest takes place calling, once again, for the Prime Minister’s resignation. Large crowds gather outside Parliament from early afternoon, the 4th time since the beginning of the protests, pelting eggs, coins, carrots and toilet paper at MPs as they emerged. The police struggl to control the anger of the protestors, as the barricades are pushed.
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