Hours after Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence in Colombo before thousands of agitators broke into the compound, some agitators were spotted taking a swim.
A screengrab shows agitators taking a swim at Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence in Colombo on Saturday.
Hours after Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence in Colombo before thousands of agitators broke into the compound, some of the agitators were spotted taking a swim in the pool.
Protesters cool down in President’s swimming pool after storming his official residence in Fort. pic.twitter.com/jROaa4NDWy
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While some protesters were spotted shouting slogans, others were seen making videos.
The president was escorted to a safe location before demonstrators from across the country arrived in buses, trains, and trucks to express outrage over the government’s failure to protect them from economic ruin. Protesters shouted “Gota go home,” using a common shortened version of the president’s name.
Police resorted to firing tear gas shells to keep the situation under control. At least 21 people, including two policemen, were injured in the protests.
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