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Sri Lanka President Flees As Citizens And Soldiers Invade Residence Over Poverty [Video]

The citizens have been vocal about their dissatisfaction with poverty, the rising cost of living.

President Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled his official residence after thousands of protesters stormed the home in demand for his resignation.

Sri Lanka President Flees As Citizens And Soldiers Invade Residence Over Poverty [Video]

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It was gathered that the president was hurriedly transported to the Army headquarters on Saturday when the military joined the demonstrators who broke police barricades and entered.

Dozens, including two police officers, are injured and receiving treatment, the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) confirmed.

The citizens have been complaining about poverty, cost of living and Rajapaksa’s handling of the economic crisis.

The people are struggling to get jobs, pay rent, buy food, medicine, petroleum products, among others.

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Videos and photos showing protesters breaking in and swimming in the President’s house have emerged.

Some were cooking food in the kitchen as others moved about for a tour of the presidential residence.

With a population of 22 million, the South Asian nation faces its worst financial crisis in decades.

At least 16 members of parliament from Rajapaksa’s party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna have asked him to resign.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has summoned an emergency meeting of party leaders.

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