The protests against the yacht marina in Marsascala continue as hundreds convene in the area, wielding powerful signs and showcasing their disapproval of the plans. Opposed by civil society, NGOs and residents of Wied il-Ghajn and other localities, the plans were not only criticised for ‘taking away the sea from residents’ (as one sign pointed out), but also for not being consulted on any level with local council or inhabitants.
Wirt iz-Zejtun president Ruben Abela addressed the protest and stressed the bay’s value to the community’s collective memory. He also urged people to leave out politics in relation to the issue. Some also criticised the fact that Marsaskala was always seemingly sacrificed for the interests of the rich, and insisted that policies concerning the locality work for its wellbeing instead. Moviment Graffiti added how the marina will suffocate the bay and the locality, impacting both human life and worsen ecological concerns further.
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