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Tamil journalist attacked at P2P protest by men in white van

Photo credit: IBC Tamil

A Tamil journalist who went to cover the Pottuvil to Polikandy (P2P) protest march earlier this month, was attacked by men in a white van.

IBC Tamil journalist, Rajinthan was injured as a result of an unprovoked assault on Friday 5th February 2020.

The journalists present at the scene of the incident stated that the driver of the white van was wearing a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party t-shirt.

As the demonstration approached Mullivaikkal, a vehicle with the number plate CAK 2376 intentionally hit the IBC-Tamil journalist who was covering the protest on the Vadduvakal bridge.

P2P protests and hunger strikes have been met with an increase in incidents of Tamil journalists facing intimidation and violence from both pro-government supporters and the Sri Lankan security force officials.

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