Three men attacked and injured an Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) supporter during a protest outside TVM studios last night.
MDP and DRP supporters had gathered outside TVM and were shouting abuse at each other while Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) MP Ahmed Nihan was inside appearing on a TV program.
Minivan News witnessed three men attack the MDP supporter, who was left with a bleeding forehead.
Police arrived and took the injured man, Ibrahim ‘Baikendi’ Manik, to hospital, and had to restrain MDP supporters from attacking a DRP member.
Ibrahim claimed he had “no idea” why the he was attacked, and said his forehead and wrist were injured in the incident and he collapsed.
DRP spokesman Ibrahim Shareef said the attackers were not DRP supporters, and that “while MDP supporters often attack DRP members, DRP supporters never attack MDP supporters.”.
Police Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said no arrests had been made, and the case was considered closed.