Democracy Now: Anti-Coup Protests Grow in Maldives

Unrest is growing in the Maldives in the conflict between the government and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Nasheed. On Friday, state forces cracked down on a protest of thousands of people led by Nasheed calling for early elections. Tensions have flared since last week, when a Commonwealth-backed panel rejected Nasheed’s claims of having been overthrown in a coup at gunpoint earlier this year. Nasheed is well known internationally for his activism around the issue of global warming, which he says threatens the survival of his small island country.


~ by wheresthemic on September 5, 2012.

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