Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has fled his presidential palace.
Thousands of demonstrators broke into the palace on Saturday, as they persisted in calling for his resignation.
Hours before the assault, the President was hastily evacuated to the Army headquarters.
The protesters who smashed over police roadblocks and entered were joined by Sri Lankan military forces.
The National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) said that dozens of people, including two police officers, were injured and were being treated.
The expense of living, poverty, and Rajapaksa’s handling of the economic crisis have all been complaints from the populace.
People struggle to find work, make rent payments, buy groceries, medicines, and petroleum products, among other things.
Videos and images of protestors breaking into the President’s home and swimming there have surfaced.
While others strolled about for a tour of the presidential mansion, some were preparing supper in the kitchen.
The 22 million-person country in South Asia is currently experiencing its greatest financial crisis in decades.
Rajapaksa has been requested to resign by at least 16 members of parliament from his Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party.
Following the latest turn of events, an urgent meeting of party leaders have been called by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
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