Many fear the government could resort to violence – through a staged incident, perhaps designed to redirect popular anger against Muslims

Curfew in Sri Lanka as protesters try to storm president’s house | News | Al Jazeera

“With anger growing and inhibitions against violent protest falling away, the current situation is a very dangerous one, even as it contains potential seeds of democratic change,” Keenan said.

“Many fear the government could resort to violence – either directly or through a staged incident, perhaps designed to redirect popular anger against Muslims. Vigilance from influential governments and international bodies like the United Nations is thus essential.”

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