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Protesters were brutally assaulted: VIjitha Herath

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Speaking to Daily Mirror online a short while ago JVP media Spokesman Vijitha Herath said that the police brutally assaulted a peaceful demonstration in Maligawatta.

"We were having a peaceful protest against the increase in fuel prices and other essentials. We were going to walk towards Fort from the Maligawatte Grounds and the police used barriers to prevent us. Thereafter when the crowd did not back down the Police assaulted us and used water cannons and tear gas on the protesters," he said.

The MP stated that the demonstrators gathered after the assault and held a meeting after which the crowd peacefully dispersed. "There was a crowd of over 7,000 and after the police brutality, we gathered again and held a meeting condemning the despicable act and then dispersed," he said. (Hafeel Farisz)

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  • konebendapucheena Wednesday, 15 February 2012 12:31 PM

    Brutality We remember during 88-89

    upul Wednesday, 15 February 2012 01:19 PM

    are you then trying to justify this ???

    Esala Wednesday, 15 February 2012 01:34 PM

    I also can remember 1971.

    Dubai Wednesday, 15 February 2012 02:41 PM

    Stop living in the past... look at the brutality thats happenning now...

    John Miller Wednesday, 15 February 2012 03:09 PM

    If it was in Vanni the Govt. would have used multi barrel not water cannons.

    China Pataus Wednesday, 15 February 2012 03:25 PM

    One wrong can not be corrected by another wrong, basic logic.

    kulendran Wednesday, 15 February 2012 03:42 PM

    They were not protesting...They were harassing the innocent pedestrians and creating traffic....

    kulendran Wednesday, 15 February 2012 03:43 PM

    What brutality JVP humiliating Freshers at Universities, those are brutality

    raigam Wednesday, 15 February 2012 03:33 PM

    ESala what nonsense you are talking. Past is pst. Now you have to evaluate the present situation. Is it good for you?

    Sam Wednesday, 15 February 2012 04:07 PM

    think about the country. forget the past. we are living in a hole

    coco-in-the-bad Thursday, 16 February 2012 05:58 AM

    Upul, yes of course.
    They deserved this !

    Chin Wednesday, 15 February 2012 05:00 PM

    JVP idiots they do what they know .


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