Instead of dispersing the unruly mob or arresting them, the Police asked the organizers to cancel the meeting and send the participants home. They also refused to provide the participants with protection, despite the organizers requesting the Police for protection, whilst pointing out that the Police were duty-bound to do so. The organizers continued to stand their ground and insist that the Police remove the abusive mob from the private premises of the church. The organizers were reinforced by the arrival of several lawyers, Catholic priests and representatives of civil society organizations.
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DM (2014, 7 août). “Mob disrupts meeting of families of disappeared: Police & Government hound participants” by Watchdog. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 4 mars 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u8fb