Joint Opposition holds rally across the nation

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The Joint Opposition is holding a special rally across the country on Friday

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Summary

- Protests are in progress in Th. Kinbidhoo
- Protests are ongoing in GA. Villigili
- Ex chief of Parliament Shahid and Riyaz have been apprehended
- Interview by Imthiyaz Fahmy
- Rallies are in progress throughout the nation

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02-March-2018 | Friday 16:43

17:59

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Protests are in progress in Th. Kinbidhoo

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Protests are in progress in Th. Kinbidhoo

Protests ongoing in Th. Kinbidhoo
Protests ongoing in Th. Kinbidhoo


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17:57

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Protests are ongoing in GA. Villigili

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Protests in progress in GA. Villigili


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17:36

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Ex chief of Parliament Shahid and Riyaz have been apprehended

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Former chief of People's Parliament Abdulla Shahid and Member of Parliament for Kinbidhoo constituency Abdulla Riyaz have been apprehended and placed inside the police vehicle. 

Friday's gathering of the joint opposition parties


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17:29

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Interview by Imthiyaz Fahmy

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Imthiyaz Fahmy speaking to RaajjeTV from the ongoing protest has thanked everyone who has taken to the streets to fight for the rights of the citizens. He further calls for everybody who can, to join the ongoing protest. 

He expressed his concern over the arrest of officers who have gone against the government going on to say that to this day, never have so many officers been arrested all at once. 

 


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17:15

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Rallies are in progress throughout the nation

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Almost the whole nation has taken to the streets to call for the lifting of the SoE declared by President Abdulla Yameen.

Larger crowds are seen gathered in some extensive atolls.

 


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17:12

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Injured protesters being taken to hospital

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While the SO officers are using excessive force to disperse the crowd, some individuals are seen injured and severely injured individuals are being taken to the hospital. 

Joint opposition parties protest


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17:09

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The crowd unfaltered to pepper spray

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Athough the SO officers are using a copious amount of pepper spray on protesters, they remain steady and unfaltered. When dispersed from one district protesters gather in another and continue their protest. 

Protesters are increasing in amount in some areas and police are working to control the growing crowd. 

SO officers working to disperse crowd


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17:04

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Dhihdhoo constituency MP Latheef arrested

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Dhihdhoo MP Abdul Latheef Mohamed has been apprehended and placed inside the police vehicle, from the Chaandhanee Magu and Majeedhee Magu intersection. 

 


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16:59

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Police have started using pepper spray

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SO officers are seen pepper spraying the crowd. 

Individuals are being arrested and some are seen injured due to this.


SO officers active in Majeedhee magu


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16:55

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Banners are being snatched from protesters by the police

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Police have used excessive force to control the crowd, a protester has been seen grabbed by the neck by officers.

Many are active in Majeedhee Magu even on Motorcycles. The crowd is seen growing as the protest intensifies.

Special operations officers are active in the area, they are seen carrying shields. 

 


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16:44

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Demonstrators gather at Majeedhee Magu, Malé's central road

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Supporters of the 'Joint Opposition' have been gathering different parts of capital city Malé, along Majeedhee Magu.

They are calling for the state of emergency to be lifted, those arrested under its authority to be released, and for incumbent President Abdulla Yameen's resignation. 


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