Two arrested and social media shut down as 400-strong Christian mob attacks Muslim shops in Sri Lankan town hit by Easter bomb

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Two arrested and social media shut down as 400-strong Christian mob attacks Muslim shops in Sri Lankan town hit by Easter bomb Empty Two arrested and social media shut down as 400-strong Christian mob attacks Muslim shops in Sri Lankan town hit by Easter bomb

Post by phildidge on Mon May 06, 2019 5:55 pm

Two people have been arrested in a Sri Lankan town after Christians attacked Muslim shops.

Residents say the mostly-Catholic mob stoned and vandalised Muslim-owned businesses in the seaside town of Negombo, where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church last month.

Social media was shut down and extra troops deployed onto the streets and hundreds were reportedly involved in violence over the weekend.

It is unclear how the dispute began but most witnesses said a private dispute took a religious turn.

The weekend clashes were said to involve majority ethnic Sinhalese and Muslims but a curfew put in place by security forces was lifted on Monday.

One Muslim resident of Porutota village near Negombo, said the attackers burnt a three-wheeler taxi and a motorbike.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6995033/Sri-Lanka-issues-curfew-town-bombed-church-clash.html

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