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Sri Lanka protesters storm president's house after clashing with police

Summary by Ground News
Thousands of protesters in Sri Lanka's commercial capital Colombo broke through police barricades and stormed the president's official residence. Beleaguered President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence before protesters gathered to demand his resignation. The island of 22 million people is struggling under a severe foreign exchange shortage that has limited essential imports.
3 months ago·Colombo, Sri Lanka

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