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.
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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