Colombo Muslims protest against Gaza, Lebanon attacks

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 July 2006, 01:24 GMT]
Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators and their supporters protested in Colombo expressing support to the Palestinian government and Hezbolla organization of Lebanon, and shouting slogans against a US and Israel, along Galle Road between Bambalapiitya and Colpetty Friday, sources in Colombo said.

Muslim protest in Colombo
After the Friday prayers in Bambalapitiya Mosque, Muslims assembled in front of the Mosque and started to march along the Galle road towards the US embassy in Colpetty.

Sri Lanka Police placed barricades at the Colpetty junction to stop the marchers from proceeding to the US embassy, sources said.

The protesters carried placards denouncing President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Prime Minister of Israel Olmert.

A similar protest was also held in Oluvil in Amparai, earlier in the day.

Muslim protest in Colombo


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