Police broke up a demonstration by members of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP)  this evening in  support of the Black Lives Matter movement after they violated a court order prohibiting any public gatherings due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Several persons including the FSP’s  Duminda Nagamuwa were arrested.

Here are some scenes from outside U.S.Embassy in Colombo.

Police riot squad members arrive at scene of demonstrations 
Crowds hold up placards condemning George Floyd's killing 
Women Police Constables (WPC)S clad in protective gear stop a protester 
Protesters attempt to break through Police cordon 
Police clear up after protest 
Arrested protesters being driven away