Protesters, by Perambara
There was a protest to free General Sarath Fonseka. He should be freed. Opposition is not a coup. On the contrary, it’s Mahinda who surrounded the Elections Commissioner and the opposition with troops. The real threat to the state is Mahinda’s corruption of it to serve his own needs, now down to punishing someone who dared oppose him. Thankfully people are protesting.
I heard that the protesters were then gassed and that mobs threw rocks at them. Which is basically a metaphor for what’s happening to people’s voice. At some point fear either burns itself out or it turns into something so monstrous that it eats its own. Mahinda has got to let that shit go. Our people need better leadership than that. He’s afraid of Sarath and he’s using fear as a public excuse. It’s weak sauce.
Call the Parliamentary elections, thrash Fonny there. Is he so scary that you need to keep him in jail?