The New Meaning of Black Friday

Posted On November 29, 2019

People are taking to social media today to demonstrate their anger at our institutions. A movement has begun on Facebook wherein people are rallying together to show their protest.

The hashtag #maltablackfriday can be seen on numerous statuses. Some people have even changed their profile picture to black, once again to show unity in this movement.

While abroad it is custom for people to flock and rampage through stores on this day the Maltese shall do so but in protest to their government who has set them down.

The black profile picture echoes how people showed their solidarity and frustration when Daphne Caruana Galizia had just been murdered.

The people are claiming that their country is no longer a democracy. They feel their freedoms have been taken away from them.

The irony of this day is what brought on the hashtag. Another echo of what happened last Tuesday, when Malta experienced a nationwide power outage as certain information came to light. People also commented that it was Black Tuesday.

Many people who start voicing their opinion today did so after footage was released of journalists being trapped at Castille earlier today. A sheer disbelief even after all that has occurred.

Another protest shall be held this evening at 6 pm in front of Castille. Will this be the largest one in numbers yet?

*Names have been removed from the attached images

Written by Emma Asciak

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