Protesters Take Over Capital City in Sri Lanka, Demand President to Resign

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Tens of thousands of protesters in Sri Lanka stormed multiple government buildings, invaded the president’s house and set fire to the prime minister’s residence on Saturday in demonstration against the country’s ongoing economic crisis. As protesters flooded public places in the capital city of Colombo, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he would resign next week. The violent protests come amid a brutal economic crisis in the country, with residents struggling to buy necessities such as food, fuel, and medicine.