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Sri Lankan students hit with tear gas during protests

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A member of Socialist Students Union reacts as others cover their faces from tear gas fired by police during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Nov. 30. Police used tear gas and water canons to disperse a protest held by Socialist Students Union, a wing of Sri Lanka's Marxist political party People's Liberation Front, against the government's budget proposals.

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Members of Socialist Students Union shout slogans as they confront police during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Nov. 30, 2011.