Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Protesting graduates clash with police near Colombo Hilton

A large number of protesting unemployed graduates who begun a march to Temple Trees from the Fort railway station clashed with riot police after they were stopped near the Hilton Hotel in Colombo. Some roads in the area are now closed as result of the protest.

According to reports the students had to disregard the barricade and had pushed them over in their attempt to reach Temple Trees, but were forced to stop when the police fired tear gas and water at them.

The protesting unemployed graduates are now sitting out on the road opposite the Hilton hotel and the immediate vicinity, obstructing traffic.

The roads in the area opposite the Hilton hotel and Lake House have now been temporarily closed.

© Daily Mirror

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