Jun
22
Clash between university students and the police which led 96 to the hospital – Video & Photos

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Buddhist monks and university students are amongst those who were hospitalized…

Government doctors to launch a strike from 8.00am this morning…
 
Police fired water cannons to disperse a protest organized by Inter University Students Federation in front of Health Ministry yesterday.
 
At the same time, 84 university students who entered the ministry premises were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital after they received injuries.

The IUSF staged the protest demanding the cancellation of the Malabe Private Medical School.
 
Our correspondent stated that heavy traffic congestions were caused around Town Hall and on its surrounding roads due to the protest.
 
A group of students had visited the Health Ministry to meet the minister earlier.
 
However, a tense situation erupted when security guards attempted to prevent another group of protestors entering the ministry premises.
 
Later, the protesters who ordered the ministry workers to evacuate themselves closed the gates of the ministry premises and stayed for three hours waiting for the arrival of the minister.
 
Later the police STF and the police were called to the scene.
 
All the protestors entered the ministry premises amid severe blockages by the police.
 
However, they could not discuss with the Health Minister.
 
Later, the STF and the Riot Control Unit entered into the premises which made a big calamity inside the premises.
 
Not only water cannons, but also batons were used by the police and the STF to disperse the protest.
 
Ministry’s property including vehicles were damaged due to the protest.
 
Students retaliated to Town Hall area with the attacks and 96 were directed to the Colombo National Hospital for treatments.
 
Four STF officers, two police officers and twenty three female students are amongst the injured.
 
Meanwhile, a heated argument occurred between the security officers and the students who visited their friends who were hospitalized.
 
Meanwhile, the GMOA has stated that it will launch an island-wide strike beginning at 8 a.m. today voicing their objections regarding the police attack on university students, during the protest staged at the Health Ministry yesterday.



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