Civil Society Network appeals for Caruana Galizia shrine to be recognised

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Civil Society Network appeals for Caruana Galizia shrine to be recognisedCivil Society Network in a statement today, has appealed to the Valletta Local Council to “recognise the makeshift civil shrine dedicated to #DaphneCaruanaGalizia.”

According to the Civil Society Network, “some of the Labour Local Councillors intend to propose a motion which would see the makeshift shrine dedicated to the assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia removed.”

Civil Society Network Malta stated that it, totally disagrees with the approach being taken and the proposed motion.

“The memorial was erected by the people for the people in order to remind the public of the brutal assassination of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia,” it said.

CSN concluded by saying that it is in the process of formally applying for a memorial in this square. “The memorial will be a reminder and acknowledgement of Daphne Caruana Galizia to the present and future generations. A reminder of her work. And also a reminder that we are still awaiting justice. The memorial will be crowdfunded to remain truly of the people and for the people.”

Photograph by Alain Salvary

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    1. anthony zammit says:

      Everyone agrees that this was a Brutal assassination. For this simple reason, why do I have to be reminded of such brutal act? More than ever I would want to forget it because I do not have to be reminded of something I had no business in. Let the culprits, when they are found have a shrine in their cell to remind them of their inhumane and horrendous act. I am also against shrines of people died in road accidents making our islands as a Cemetry. We only have a short span to live, let us live positively, happy and lovingly. QUOTE: “The memorial was erected by the people for the people in order to remind the public ….. Yes but not forever! Just for a grieving time. I do not speak politically but I am utterly against permanency of this Shrine.

      I loved to read her blogs and spent hours in discussion with my good friends and I abhor such despicable act of manslaughter but please can I ask The Civil Society Network not to call the memorial a ‘Shrine’! What is a Shrine? A Shrine is a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, marked by a building or other construction.

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