Tense situation between public and police in Kilinochchi

A tense situation was reported in Kilinochchi this evening following a heated exchange between the public and the police.The situation arose after tight security was deployed near a garment factory which was operating during a hartal in the North. Large crowds blocked the streets and set fire to tyres along the road and at times threw stones towards the police.The situation arose when a hartal was in place in the North in protest over the killing of two youth in Jaffna last week. (Colombo Gazette)

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