Riots reveal ongoing tensions in Maldives

Protests show no sign of going away and could intensify
So far, protests taking place in the idyllic island nation of the Maldives have barely harmed its image as a popular getaway for tourists. But riots like the one that occurred on Friday in the capital Male show no sign of going away and could intensify.
Male is located on its own island and is well away from the country’s many resorts, but the political climate in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation remains dangerously acrimonious.
Protesters on Friday demanded the resignation of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the release of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed. They clashed with police, before virtually the whole leadership of the opposition were detained.
[pictured: Maldives resort island]


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