During a protest held in the main Mosta Square earlier today, members of the Malta Police Force handcuffed Moviment Graffitti leader and Mosta resident Andre Callus in a clash between protestors and police.
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Callus was one of the activists present during the ongoing protests against the removal of 12 Ficus trees in the Mosta square, which were planned to be moved to another area in Mosta. Safe to say, the decision ruffled a few feathers, with activists, environmentalists, residents and outspoken members of the Maltese population expressing their dismay at the decision.
“In reaction to our actions to stop the absurd remove of protected trees, the Police, with violent, intimidating and aggressive actions have just arrested one of us. We are here and will remain here to protect that which belongs to Mosta residents and us all,” Graffitti wrote in a recent statement.