A protest which took place in Dingli earlier this morning has been successful in stopping the building of a road on farmer’s land in Daħla tas-Sienja… at least for the time being.
Protestors, residents and farmers were all on location to object a road alignment project which is set to develop over private fields, old carob trees, and rooms used for farming. Police and representatives of Infrastructure Malta were also at the site.
After around four hours of demonstrations, heavy machinery which had been there since early morning was seen driving away as protestors claimed the temporary victory.
“Infrastructure Malta have been forced to remove their machinery from Tas-Sienja, in Dingli, following a direct action this morning involving Moviment Graffitti activists, farmers and residents, with the aim of halting these works,” activists said.
“Infrastructure Malta is causing huge damage to the environment and to our communities through its constant pressure.”
“What we’re witnessing is a huge injustice which government, armed with heavy machinery, is perpetuating to the detriment of the livelihoods of farmers and residents.”