Parliament road closed off

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The police have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protest launched by university students near the parliament road.

The road from the Parliament Roundabout towards the Parliament has been temporarily closed off due to a protest by the university students.

The protest has been organized by the students of Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) based on several demands including the defeat of the Counter-Terrorism Act and abolishment of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

The protest had commenced at 1 pm this afternoon from the Faculty of Visual Art at University of the Visual & Performing Arts.