A domestic inquiry concluded today that the removal of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was legal.
Mr Nasheed rejected the report and his supporters have resumed street protests against what they describe as a coup.
He became the nation's first elected president in 2008 but his order to arrest a senior judge led to public protests and he resigned in February.
The commission was set up to investigate allegations that mutinying police and soldiers forced him to step down.
But it held that Nasheed's claim that a gun had been put to his head and forced him to resign was only a metaphor.
But the commission did recognise that acts of police brutality were committed against Nasheed supporters following his resignation.
On Wednesday one commission member walked out on Wednesday claiming that the final report excluded accounts from key witnesses, as well as video and photo evidence.
And late today Nasheed supporters demonstrated in response to his claim that he was prepared to "change the government from the streets."
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