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Monday, 03 December 2018 - 20:56
Water cannon and tear gas fired at a protest by unemployed graduates
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Police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse a protest launched by a group of unemployed graduates in Colombo this noon.

They also held a protest march demanding jobs for 57 thousand unemployed graduates and against the decision to withhold the appointments of 20 thousand development officers.

Heavy traffic jams were reported in Colombo Fort due to the protest march.

Later, police fired water cannons and tear gas as the protesters attempted to march towards the presidential secretariat.

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