Economic Crisis: Tension In Sri Lanka, Angry Citizens Pursuing And Killing Politicians Over Unemployment, Hardship
Sri Lanka has completely collapsed, angry citizens pursuing and killing politicians and wealthy men in anger for food shortages, unemployment, energy shortage.
Recall that, the Sri Lanka’s prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned after months of protests over the country’s deepening economic crisis, as once-peaceful protests turned violent and at least five people were killed in clashes.
Turmoil began to engulf the country on Monday following violence at a major protest site in Colombo, where pro-government supporters attacked peaceful demonstrators and police responded with teargas and water cannon.
The violence quickly spread across the country. Houses and vehicles of several pro-Rajapaksa politicians and the residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa were set on fire. A nationwide curfew was imposed but five were killed and almost 200 injured.
In one incident just outside of Colombo, a politician from the ruling party opened fire on anti-government protesters blocking his car, killing a 27-year-old, and then later took his own life. According to police, another ruling party politician opened fire on protesters in the southern town of Weeraketiya, killing two and wounding five.
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