Large Crowds Protest in Colombo Against Sri Lankan President

Large crowds gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 9, to protest against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa amidst an economic crisis.

Footage taken by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne shows a large crowd gathered near a statue of former Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike. Many people in the crowd carry the flag of Sri Lanka as they march through the street.

Protestors have stormed the President’s House in Colombo and it is not believed that the president is in the building. Credit: Yudhanjaya Wijeratne via Storyful

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