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15 Oct 2020 | 04:45 PM UTC

Maldives: Anti-government demonstration scheduled for October 18 in Male

Maldives News Alert

Anti-government demonstration scheduled to be held in Male on October 18; disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Indian/Maldives). COUNTRY/REGION Malé

Event

An anti-government protest is scheduled to take place in Male on Sunday, October 18. The demonstration has been organized by the opposition Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and the People's National Congress (PNC). The exact time and location of the event are yet to be announced. Related demonstrations on September 12 led to the arrest of 41 demonstrators.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the event.

Advice

Those in Male are advised to monitor developments, avoid demonstrations and political gatherings, avoid discussing politically sensitive topics in public or via social media, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.

 

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