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Crowd storms government buildings in Sri Lanka to demand president's resignation

Multidão invade prédios do governo no Sri Lanka para exigir renúncia do presidente
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The official residence of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was invaded by hundreds of protesters this Saturday (09), in Colombo, capital of the Asian country. Other government buildings, such as the Presidential Secretariat and the Ministry of Finance, were also invaded. Dozens of protests were registered throughout the country, demanding the resignation of the political leader due to the serious economic crisis.

Videos posted on social media show the moment when the crowd breaks through the security perimeter, despite attempts by the police to contain the invasion using tear gas. According to local newspaper Ada Derana, the president had already left the scene when the protesters entered.2222222222222 The president’s residence is seen in Sri Lanka as one of the main symbols of state power, as it dates back to the period when the country was an English colony. According to international news agencies, it is still uncertain whether President Rajapaksa will resign after the event.2222222222222Multidão invade prédios do governo no Sri Lanka para exigir renúncia do presidente

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