Police take down opposition banner in Maalhos island

  • Police had first requested island council to take down the banner
  • The banner reads "1,000 days for the thief, a single day for the citizens"
  • Reports have it that a majority of the island has opposition coalition supporters

K. Male' | Zunana Zalif | 12-September-2018 | Wednesday 22:05 | zunana | Local | 882

Banner put up by opposition in Maalhos island of Baa atoll -- Photo by: Facebook

Officers of the Maldives Police Service (MPS) in Maalhos island of Baa atoll have taken down a banner put up by supporters of the Joint Opposition coalition that reads, “1,000 days for the thief, a single day for the citizens”.

A source actively involved in the opposition coalition’s campaign activities in the island confirmed that the officers had taken the banner down sometime on Wednesday and that they had not stated a specific reason for it.

The source further said that the police had initially ordered the island council to take the banner down, given them a period of two days to take the banner down, and then proceeded to take the banner down by themselves.

Reports have it that a majority of Maalhos island has supporters of the opposition coalition.

RaajjeMV was unable to attain a comment from the MPS at the time of publishing.



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