AD expresses solidarity with assaulted news photographer

Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola, expressed his and his party’s solidarity with the Times of Malta photographer who was manhandled by security staff at Mater Dei Hospital car park this morning when he went there to take a picture of a car which had caught fire. The security officers tore his shirt and forcibly took his mobile phone, before eventually returning it.

Prof. Cassola said: “Such acts of violence are totally unacceptable, even more so when the target is  a journalist who is performing his duties in the name of transparency whilst the perpetrator is supposed to be a defender of the law.  Violence, of any type, does not pay, anytime and anywhere.”