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Buddhist monk threatens protestors in Amparai

A protest held in Amparai earlier today, highlighting ongoing arrests and abductions by the government, was interrupted by a mob led by a Buddhist monk, Ceylonews reports.

Protestors urged the government to stop terrorising the North-East with the detentions, urged the release of those arrested and to stop abducting those it wants to detain.

The protest, organised by the Association of Families of Disappeared, was making its way towards the Amparai District Secretariat office when a mob led by a local monk stopped and threated the participants. At least one of the men was wearing a t-shirt with the racist "Sinha-le" slogan. The protestors were accused of working for foreign NGOs, aiming to tarnish Sri Lanka's image for financial gain, Ceylonews further reported.

One woman protestor was threatened with assault, while police stood by.

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