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Sri Lankan court order bans ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Colombo

The Sri Lankan security forces have obtained a court order banning a protest that was due to be held in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in Colombo this week.

The protest, organised by the Frontline Socialist Party, was due to be staged near the US Embassy in Colombo. However, Sri Lanka police obtained a court order earlier this morning stating that the protest could not be held, due to coronavirus concerns.

Sri Lanka obtained similar court orders last month as Tamils attempted to hold commemorative events in the North-East to mark Tamil Genocide Day.

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