Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

FILE PHOTO: Muslims pray inside a mosque in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants. Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a man was beaten […]

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