Police fire tear gas and water cannons on IUSF protest
The Police fired tear gas and water cannons on a protest organized by the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) in Colombo yesterday, 07th March. And the police and the anti-riot unit also entered the Faculty of Law and attacked students.
A large number of Police officers were deployed to parts of Colombo after a court order was issued banning the protest from taking place in parts of the city.
The protest march had been organized by the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) based on several demands including the holding of local government elections and the repealing of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court issued an order against the convenor of the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Wasantha Mudalige and other student activists from entering the Galle Face green, the Presidential Secretariat, President’s House, Finance Ministry premises and other nearby establishments between 11.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. yesterday.
Not only that, it was well observed that the police and the anti-riot unit also entered the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo and how the students were beaten and tear gas fired.