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* Marxist party movement in Sri Lanka to protest calling for withdrawal of impeachment motion
Fri, Jan 4, 2013, 11:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated People's Movement for Democracy is to hold a massive protest march and rally in Colombo on Monday (7) calling for judicial independence.

A JVP politburo member told ColomboPage that the People's Movement for Democracy has organized the protest march to start from Borella at 3 p.m. on the 7th.

The march is to proceed to Hyde Park where the Movement will hold the rally.

"The protest is organized to call for the withdrawal of the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice and to call for the establishment of judicial independence," the JVP member said.

He added that members of trade unions, civil society movements, lawyers, intellectuals and many professionals would participate in the protest.

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