NPP protest march tear-gassed | ONLANKA News


Sri Lanka Police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters

Police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse activists of the opposition Nationwide People’s Vitality (NPP) celebration all through a protest held to induce the federal authorities to hold the native council election as scheduled in Colombo on February 26, 2023. (Image by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP by the use of Getty Photographs)

Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse protesters at Ibbanwala Junction near Metropolis Hall in Colombo all through the demonstration organised by the Nationwide People’s Vitality (NPP).

The NPP protest was staged in the direction of the federal authorities demanding the holding of elections instantly.

The NPP protest march reached the Metropolis Hall, Colombo whatever the Courtroom Order.

Police has blocked the movement of the protest march at Metropolis Hall and the police be taught out the court docket docket order to the protesters.

JVP leaders along with its chief Anura Kumara Dissanayake participated inside the protest.

UPDATE – 06:34 PM: Virtually 28 people who sustained minor accidents all through the protest march in Colombo have been admitted to the Colombo Nationwide Hospital, Hospital sources acknowledged.

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