Opposition Coalition has announced that it intends to hold a massive rally in Male' next Friday.

This comes amid pressure from police and government not to hold protests as the country continues to fight off the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at a press conference held at the PPM office today, top opposition official and former MP Mohamed Ismail said that the government cannot stop the opposition movement under the banner of the 'Red Revolution'.

He said that protests would continue this Friday and the rally would be bigger than the one held last Friday.

Ismail said that this movement was well within the laws of the government and the government must understand that there are certain rights that cannot be stifled even when the country is under a State of Public Health Emergency.

He noted that the purpose of protesting is to shed light on the rights neglected by the government

He said there are many issues that needed to brought to the nation's attention including the Hiya Housing Scheme as well the plight of local businesses who had been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as taxi drivers who are struggling to find decent income.

Ismail also said many of the youth have lost their jobs while a huge number of locals working in the Tourism Sector have lost their jobs too.

The Opposition coalition had held protests in Male' City last Friday as well with police arresting 30 from the rally that day. Police had later release all 30 but had fined 27 for flouting Health Protection Agency HPA guidelines set to deter the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic