Police have arrested two individuals in the protests staged by the opposition coalition in Gaafu DhaaluThinadhoo in conjunction with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's campaign trip to the southern island.

Speaking to 'The Press' President of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll Council Hassan Faihath said that the opposition members were seen protesting peacefully near the police line formed outside of where President Solih held his campaign rally.

He said the protesters were demanding that former President Abdullah Yameen be released from custody and that his conviction be revoked.

Faihath said that Police had tried to maintain its security line and that they had taken the protesters' sound system during the struggle.

He added that the protest was later stopped.

Several protests have been staged in the islands as President Solih travels for his campaign rallies ahead of the MDP Primary scheduled for Saturday.

While most of these protests have been peaceful, the protesters have been demanding the release of Yameen, who is the opposition coalition's Presidential Candidate, and to overturn the Criminal Court ruling against him.

Yameen was given a jail sentence of 11 years after he was convicted of money laundering and accepting bribes over the sale of Aaarah.

He was sentenced on the 25th of last month and the opposition has been staging a series of protests since then.