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Sri Lanka - Soldiers attack journalists covering environmental protests

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the army's use of violence on 1 August against journalists covering demonstrations by residents of the western town of Weliweriya to call for the closure of a factory accused of polluting local water supplies. After six days of growing protests, army personnel used force to disperse the demonstrators. “We are very disturbed by the repeated use of violence against journalists in Sri Lanka,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At best, the police take no action (...)

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