VIDEO: In the Maldives, president claims he was forced to resign at gunpoint

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigned his post, he says at gunpoint, after a wave of protests over the arrest of a leading judge. (Photo from AFP video.)

Riots are raging in the Maldives as supporters of the democratically elected president decry what is being described by some as a coup d'état that forced him from power.

Mohamed Nasheed said he was forced at gunpoint to resign his office. He's publicly demanded his successor resign and insists he wants to regain his seat.

"We will come to power again," Nasheed said in the Christian Science Monior. "We will never step back. I will not accept this coup and will bring justice to the Maldivians."

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