7 arrested from opposition led protests in capital

Opposition protests in Male' City.

Seven people have been arrested from opposition-led protests in Male' City today.

PPM-PNC supporters today, protested in Male' City, which led to the arrest of seven. 

Opposition spokesperson Heena Waleed said that those arrested included former parliamentarians, including former MP Mohamed Ismail and Mohamed Shahid. 

Opposition supporters have faced arrests during protests previously as well. They are released after being fined for violating HPA guidelines which prohibit public gatherings in the nation due to the spread of COVID-19. 

PPM and PNC have been fined by MVR 50,000 for repeated violations of the HPA guidelines.