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Maldives President Nasheed lashes out against Civic Coalition Protest

Male', Maldives, 5.00pm

Maldives President Nasheed lashes out against civilians gathered at Male' Tsunami Monument area to protest against Nasheed and his corrupt government. Addressing hard liners gathered an anti-civic protest organized by his militant party, Maldives Democratic Party (MDP), Nasheed condemned the civic protest, calling it a fundamentalist gathering.


However, media reports indicate that mass of civilians at the civic gathering to be of all walks of life and all ages, with no fundamentalist rhetoric being aired so far. Media reports indicate that the civic protest to be in far greater numbers than the counter rally led by Nasheed.

Having said so, Nasheed lost track of his speech and went on to speak on the economy and taxation issues. It is speculated that this deviation in Nasheed's hardline rhetoric could be to appease a strong cohort of MDP National Congress which had objected to the anti-civic rally organized by Nasheed and crony Reeko Moosa Maniku (the beneficiary of all major projects under the Nsheed Government).

The civic protest was organized by civic associations and interest groups to demonstrate dissent against the anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric by Nasheed and his MDP government.

More updates coming up.

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