Residents attempt to storm official building

Sri Lankan army soldiers hold back angry local residents who are attempting to storm a government building in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Kinniya on Monday night. Sri Lanka tightened security in the east of the country after street riots erupted in protest against alleged police failure to crack down on sexual molesters. Residents have complained that “grease devils,” a local term used to describe night-time prowlers who cover their bodies with grease or oil to evade capture, have for weeks been targeting single mothers and widows for assaults.


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