06 November 2023
Thousands of Muslims gathered at the Kinniya Urban Council Grounds in Trincomalee to hold a mass protest and collective prayer in solidarity with Palestine on Friday.
A large Sri Lankan flag was waved, alongside a Palestinian one.
“Condemnation of Western media propaganda against Hamas,” read one placard at the protest, which also involved a march organised by the Muhideen Central Jummah Mosque.
The rally comes alongside others that have been held across the island. Whilst many have been in support of Palestine and denouncing the bombardment of Gaza, one group of Sinhala Buddhist monks marched in support of Israel.
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