Nasheed supporters, police clash in Maldives

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed’s supporters clashed with the security forces in Male during a rally to protest his ouster.

Protesters threw pavement cement blocks, glass marble pebbles and chilly dissolved water over the security forces on Thursday.

After a confrontation for over two hours, protest was dismantled and roads were evacuated at around 1 a.m. local time, Maldives police said.

More than 100 supporters has been arrested, the Maldivian Democratic Party claimed at a press conference in Male.

MDP members had vowed that they will go on with these protests until the government of President Waheed Hassan was removed from power and presidential elections were declared.

“MDP should understand that government cannot be toppled from the streets,” President Waheed said in the country’s HulhuMale’s island on Friday.

MDP spokesperson Imthiyaz ‘Inthi’ Fahmy vowed to continue with the protest and added that a protest will be organised in Colombo this Sunday.

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