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Sri Lanka protesters throw rocks at UK embassy

More than 1,000 Sri Lankan protesters chanted outside the British High Commission in Colombo, with some throwing rocks and breaking two windows, a Reuters witness said.

world Updated: May 18, 2009 11:49 IST

More than 1,000 Sri Lankan protesters chanted outside the British High Commission in Colombo, with some throwing rocks and breaking two windows, a Reuters witness said.

Some protesters set fire to an effigy of British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and threw it over the compound's wall. Miliband has been critical of the Sri Lankan government's prosecution of the war, and Britain has backed calls for a war crimes probe.