Group of protesters arrested near Parliament (VIDEO)

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Police have arrested a group of protesters who staged a demonstration near the Parliament complex.

Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa confirmed that 12 protesters have been arrested for blocking road access to the Parliament and causing traffic congestion by obstructing vehicular flow on the road.

During the protest, a tense situation arose between the protesters and police officers.

A video posted by an arrestee from inside the police bus is currently circulating on social media.

Watch the video here.

Translated by: Dilini Madushanki