Cops baton charge on protesters in Pallemalala
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Cops baton charge on protesters in Pallemalala

October 12, 2015   02:03 pm

Police personnel and officers attached to the Police Anti Riot Squad today (12) baton charged a group of protesters when they were protesting near the Pallemalala junction along the Matara- Tissamaharama road over a drinking water issue, Ada Derana reporter says.

The incident occurred after the police had attempted to disperse the demonstrators who were blocking the Matara- Tissamaharama main road.

“The agitating protesters had hurled stones at the police. Six officers including the OIC of the Hambantota Police station were injured and hospitalised,” a police officer said.

A protester who injured during the clash has also been admitted to the hospital. The protesters had demanded the facilitation of a drinking water supply system for the area, reporter added.

The police have arrested six suspects in connection with the incident.

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