Mass anti-government protest on Friday


Supporters of the joint opposition gathered on Friday to call for President Abdulla Yameen's resignation and on authorities to implement the Supreme Court ruling on February 1 to release political prisoners and reinstate opposition MPs



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March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: People affected by pepper spray get water poured on their faces. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police used excessive force against protesters. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police used excessive force against protesters. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police used excessive force against protesters. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police used excessive force against protesters. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police used excessive force against protesters. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police put up barriers to stop protesters. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police put up barriers to stop protesters. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police take a man into custody. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police take a man into custody. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police Special Operations (SO) unit came out to disperse the protest. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan

March 16, 2018: Police used excessive force against protesters. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhan