Protesters in Sri Lanka defy curfew, police fire tear gas at students

COLOMBO: Protesters in Sri Lanka’s largest city Colombo held numerous small, peaceful demonstrations over a severe economic crisis on Sunday, defying a nationwide curfew, while police used tear gas to disperse student protesters in the central city of Kandy. A senior police official said officers used tear gas and water cannons to stop a protest of university students in Kandy. “There were about 750 participants … Continue reading Protesters in Sri Lanka defy curfew, police fire tear gas at students

Protesters in Sri Lanka defy curfew, police fire tear gas at students

COLOMBO: Protesters in Sri Lanka’s largest city Colombo held numerous small, peaceful demonstrations over a severe economic crisis on Sunday, defying a nationwide curfew, while police used tear gas to disperse student protesters in the central city of Kandy. A senior police official said officers used tear gas and water cannons to stop a protest of university students in Kandy. “There were about 750 participants … Continue reading Protesters in Sri Lanka defy curfew, police fire tear gas at students