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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Male’ Prepares For ‘Black Friday’ Remembrance

The final countdown has begun to what could be the biggest pro-democracy rally ever held in the history of the Maldives. Thousands of democracy supporters are expected to converge at the artificial beach in Male’ at 4:30pm today, as the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) commemorates the second anniversary of the brutal 2004 ‘Black Friday’ government crackdown.Speeches, music and video presentations on the theme of democratic empowerment will be on show. MDP officials say they hope to create a carnival-like atmosphere. more