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Sri Lanka MP among three killed on day of violence


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SOURCE: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/9/sri-lanka-govt-supporters-attack-protesters-demolish-tents
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They called for the appointment of a neutral prime minister.Sri Lanka has suffered months of blackouts and dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines in its worst economic crisis since independence, sparking weeks of overwhelmingly peaceful anti-government demonstrations.On Monday dozens of Rajapaksa loyalists attacked unarmed protesters camping outside the president’s office at the sea-front Galle Face promenade in downtown Colombo since April 9, AFP reporters said.Rajapaksa had addressed some 3,000 supporters at his house and pledged he would “protect the interests of the nation”.The supporters then initially pulled down tents of protesters in front of the prime minister’s Temple Trees residence and torched anti-government banners and placards.They then marched to the nearby promenade and began destroying other tents set up by the “Gotta go home” campaign that demands the president step down.Police fired tear gas and water cannon and declared an immediate curfew in Colombo which was later widened to include the entire South Asian island nation of 22 million people.Tense situation at MynaGoGama protest site opposite Temple Trees.

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