June 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested about 10 activists who attempted to stage a protest outside the US Embassy in capital Colombo against the killing of African-American George Floyd, which has led to widespread protests in the U.S. and other countries.
The police yesterday obtained an injunction from the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court preventing the protest organized by the Frontline Socialists Party from taking place in front of the U.S. Embassy on Galle road, Kollupitiya.
The police have arrived when the protesters started to gather near the embassy and dispersed the crowd. About 10 FSP activists were arrested for violating the quarantine regulations, according to the police.
The U.S. Embassy meanwhile said it did not request the police to block the protest.