Meanwhile, in a major show of strength, his Maldivian Democratic Party hosted a rally at the artificial beach area here last night. MDP MPS along with Nasheed addressed the crowd. The protest rally was attended by around 5,000 supporters holding placards and banners against the police and the current regime headed by President Mohamed Waheed Hassan.
Though initially, the crowd numbered only about 1,000 the strength grew as time passed.
All together Male has an approximate population of 120,000 including 22,000 Indians besides other foreigners. The MDP had set up giant screens relaying pictures and videos of police crackdown.
The rally was organised a day after MDP supporters laid siege to the street outside People's Majlis in Male. The protests were held outside the Majlis against the current regime for violence against their MDP Member of Parliament.