Tear gas fired at protest against dumping garbage in Dompe

Tear gas fired at protest against dumping garbage in Dompe

April 20, 2017   06:27 pm

Police used tear and water cannons to disperse a group of people protesting against dumping garbage collected from Colombo at Dompe, Ada Derana reporter said. 

A protest was held against the dumping of waste held by the Colombo Municipal council in areas such as Wattala, Pamunugama and Bopitiya.  

Due to turbulent situation at present a decision was made to dump a total of 300 metric tonnes of waste within a period of two weeks, on a public property in Bopitiya.  

Ada Derana reporters stated that residents around the selected property, have engaged in a protest which included the blocking of the road near the Dalathura bridge.  

A senior police officer in charge of Bopitiya did arrive at the scene and explain the situation, however the residents in the area, did engage in a relentless protest.

Police resorted to using tear gas and water cannons as the protesters proceeded to block traffic. 

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