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Moviment Graffiti says deckchair operators tried to bring people to Comino to disrupt protests



A dinghy owned by Joseph Poltelli set off from Zewieka in Mgar, Gozo at 7am on Saturday to disrupt Comino protests, Moviment Graffiti claimed in a Facebook post.

On Saturday, Moviment Graffiti organized a protest in Comino Bay, where more than 100 people turned out to protest the rampant commercialization of the Blue Lagoon. This is his second protest this summer after activists cleared the bay of deck chairs and umbrellas in his June.

Graffiti said the move was intended to keep the 30 people in their deckchairs from the early hours of the morning to prevent any protests. “Portelli is his partner in the business of Daniel Refalo, one of his two deckchair operators at Blue Lagoon,” Graffitti said.

Graffiti said these people had arrived in Comino and were about to start occupying all the space before the protests began, but police ordered them to leave. They stayed and tried to disrupt the protests by playing loud music during their speeches, one of whom even physically threatened one of the activists, where the deckchair operator spent the entire day. I could see they offer free food and drink..”



https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-08-14/local-news/Moviment-Graffiti-says-dinghy-owned-by-Joseph-Portelli-carried-people-to-Comino-to-disrupt-protest-6736245197 Moviment Graffiti says deckchair operators tried to bring people to Comino to disrupt protests

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