Pulled pork, then pull the cork!
‘Patriots’ hand out pork sandwiches ahead of anti-Islam protest
Ghaqda Patrijotti Maltin protest in Msida against Muslim public prayers • education minister dismisses patriots’ claim that St Paul’s Bay primary school students ‘not allowed to eat pork at school’
The self-styled organisation of Maltese patriots (Ghaqda Patrijotti Maltin) is handing out pork sandwiches for free ahead of a protest in Msida against a group of Muslims who have recently started praying in the village square.
Patriots’ leader Alex Pisani told the crowd of some 200 protestors that their decision to hand out the sandwiches was “an act of solidarity” with children of the St Paul’s Bay primary school who he said are forbidden from eating pork at school due to its high population of Muslim students.
Education minister Evarist Bartolo was quick to dismiss the patriot leader’s claim as a “lie”.
“The school is an example to adults about how people of different cultures, religions and ethnicities can live together peacefully,” he said on Facebook.