Protesters March in Colombo After Sri Lankan Security Forces Clear Protest Site

Protesters marched from a major rail hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Friday, July 22, hours after security forces arrested protesters at the presidential secretariat, according to Sri Lankan media.

Footage by journalist Aanya Wipulasena shows protesters marching from Fort Railway station.

According to the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror, at least nine protesters were arrested and others were injured as the police and military moved in on protesters in the early hours.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka condemned the actions of security forces, labelling it a “brutal and despicable attack on the peaceful protesters,” in a statement. Credit: Aanya Wipulasena via Storyful

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