LIVE: Maldivians protest over soaring commodity prices – Day 5

Haveeru Daily
May 04, 2011 - 12:00
  • Deputy President of opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party’s (DRP) Entertainment and Sports Wing, and national football team player, Assad ‘Adubarey’ Ali, lie unconscious on the ground on May 4, 2011, during the fifth night of protests over the new dollar exchange rate system and soaring commodity prices. HAVEERU PHOTO/ NASRULLA SOLIH

01.47 – Deputy President of opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party’s (DRP) Entertainment and Sports Wing, and national football team player, Assad ‘Adubarey’ Ali was injured during the protest.

Haveeru learned from reliable sources that he suffered from a “tissue injury’ to his chest. The doctor, who examined Ali at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), told Haveeru that his chest tissues were injured, in what looked like, due to force applied from a shield.

Ali’s club, VB Sports, meanwhile, sent him to Sri Lanka for further treatment early this morning.

01.20 – Protestors in groups took different routes to the Youth Square but were blocked by police forces. Protestors voiced their concerns near Lecute shop. However, they were later dispersed by police in riot gear.

22.47 – Police took Galolhu-South MP Ahmed Mahloof, from the opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party’s (DRP) Z-DRP faction, into custody. Another four protestors were also detained.

21.46 - Protestors in the Maldivian capital, Male are gathered tonight for a fifth night of protests against the government’s decision to introduce a new US dollar exchange rate, which has resulted in an increase in the commodity prices.

Protestors, led by opposition MPs, are gathered at the Artificial Beach, where police in riot gear are also stationed.

Police, meanwhile, blocked Majeedee Magu and are warning protestors of a crackdown.

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