FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

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Police hunt for journalists after attacking agitation in Galle


Thursday, 12 August 2010 19:04

After attacking the agitation carried out by the DNA in Galle the police are now taking into custody the journalists who videoed and photographed the police attack and their equipment says our reporter in Galle.
According to our reporter the police started attacking the participants from the moment they commenced the agitation and went on directing tear gas attacks on participants as well as journalists covering the event.
When the leaders of the DNA tried to address the participants the police targeted them with a tear gas attack. Later the journalists were arrested and their equipment including cameras was seized. Our reporter says several journalists have been arrested by the police.
http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6402:police-hunt-for-journalists-after-attacking-agitation-in-galle&catid=35:local&Itemid=62

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