'Government official' shoves female Maltese journalist during latest heated protest

A female Maltese journalist was filmed being pushed by a government official during a protest yesterday (December 2).

Protests have taken place on the island nation demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

Businessman Yorgen Fenech was charged with the 2017 murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The filmer said on Twitter: "Had to step in to defend a colleague just now. This is #Malta 2019 folks."

They later told Newsflare: "The video is of a government staffer attacking a journalist as she asks questions to an MP.

"Malta is gripped by tensions after PM's chief of staff was named as a mastermind behind the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia."