Sri Lankan police use tear gas to disperse a protest outside the president’s residence

Sri Lankan police use tear gas to disperse a protest outside the president's residence

July 6. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Sri Lankan Police have used tear gas to disperse a new protest against the Government and the country’s president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in front of the residence of the head of state in the city of Colombo.

Thus, the agents have also used water cannons against the demonstrators who gathered in the area led by deputies from the opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya, according to information from the ‘Daily Mirror’ newspaper.

Another group, led by MP Hirunika Premachandra, from the aforementioned formation, has been arrested next to the residence in the financial district of Fort, in the west of Colombo.

The protesters have once again attacked the government in the midst of an economic crisis, one of the most serious that the island is going through and which led to the resignation of the now former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in May.

His resignation came at a time when the country was under a curfew and a state of emergency imposed to deal with the massive general strike that was called by up to 2,000 unions to protest an acute economic crisis that has caused fuel shortages. , food and medicine, as well as the rise in the prices of basic products.

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