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Located in Palace Square, Valletta, the Sette Giugno (Italian for “Seventh of June”) Monument commemorates the 1919 uprising against profiteering merchants and the colonial government. This event was a first step towards Maltese independence which arrived in 1964. Sculpted by Anton Agius and inaugurated on 7 June 1986, the monument features six men, two of whom stand defiantly holding the Maltese flag while the other four, representing the victims and the many who were injured in the riots, react to the events – with one succumbing to his wounds. Sette Giugno was made a national holiday in 1989.