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Sri Lankan Buddhists attack Muslim store

Buddhist monks have led an attack on a Muslim-owned fashion warehouse in Sri Lanka, throwing stones and yelling insults at the owners.

Buddhist monks have led an attack on a Muslim-owned fashion warehouse in Sri Lanka, throwing stones and yelling insults at the owners.

Several people were hurt in the attack, and eyewitnesses say the police only intervened after the trouble spread.

The BBC's Charles Haviland, reporting from Colombo, says hard-line Buddhist groups are campaigning against the lifestyles of Muslims.

  • 29 Mar
  • From the section Asia