Opposition protests in capital amid Covid-19 crisis

986 - 2020-09-13

41 protesters were arrested on Saturday, for violating the Health Protection Agency |(HPA)’s safety rules. The opposition claims to not having any involvement with the protest.

Leader of Progressive National Congress (PNC) at the protest area; the opposition claims that they had no involved in Saturday’s protest. Photo: RaajjeMV

PNC’s deputy Ibrahim Shujau; he was fined for violating Covid-19 safety guidelines during another protest, earlier this month. Photo: RaajjeMV

The opposition has been criticized for staging these protests amid a health crisis, in a congested city such as Male’. Photo: RaajjeMV

41 protesters were arrested on Saturday for violating Covid-19 safety rules. Photo: RaajjeMV

PNC’s deputy Ibrahim Shujau; he was fined for violating Covid-19 safety guidelines during another protest, earlier this month. Photo: RaajjeMV

41 protesters were arrested on Saturday for violating Covid-19 safety rules. Photo: RaajjeMV

A number of officers were dispatched to disperse the crowd; public gatherings are prohibited in the capital as a Covid-19 preventive measure. Photo: RaajjeMV

41 protesters were arrested on Saturday for violating Covid-19 safety rules. Photo: RaajjeMV

41 protesters were arrested on Saturday for violating Covid-19 safety rules. Photo: RaajjeMV

Police had warned of strict legal action against those who organize and take part in public gatherings and rallies in breach of HPA guidelines. Photo: RaajjeMV