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.