Every year on the 7th of June, Malta commemorates the tragic events of Sette Giugno. This is in remembrance of the riots of 1919 when the Maltese population revolted against the British Government to obtain some form of representative government. Four people died when fire was opened on the protestors Guzeppi Bajjada, Manwel Attard, Wenzu Dyer and Karmenu Abela.
Also on the same day, the National Assembly was formed. The Maltese wanted self-government. Malta was in fact the very first country within the British Empire to be granted self-government.