Pembroke residents, activists march in opposition to project at ITS site
Hundreds of Pembroke residents and activists marched in opposition to the proposed mega-development at the Institute of Tourism Studies site, calling on developers not to bury them alive.
Residents bore banners reading “We say no” and a large black cloth representing the shadows the project will cast, as they walked through Pembroke to the ITS site chanting “We don’t want this monstrosity”.
Protestors highlighted concerns including the thousands of additional car trips the project will generate, noise and dust during the construction period, overshadowing from the proposed 37-storey residential tower, and the consequences of extending intensive commercial activity from Paceville into a quiet residential community.
“People who live here have sacrificed and invested to live a decent life, not to live in luxury but to live with dignity,” one resident told those gathered, accusing developers db Group, owned by hotelier Silvio Debono, of a lack of respect for the community.
“Our children will be condemned to live barricaded in their homes because of your obscene project. Elderly residents will see the tranquility they have worked for destroyed before their eyes.”
Source: Pembroke residents, activists march in opposition to project at ITS site