Oct 06, 2017

JO protest teargassed ; 26 arrested

Police and joint opposition members clashed during a protest in Hambantota today (06).

The protest was staged near the Indian Consulate in Hambantota.

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters.

Twenty-six persons have been arrested for unruly behavior and it is also reported that at least three police officers were injured as a result of the clash.