Sri Lankans in Maldives protest over president

STORY: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday (July 13), triggering demonstrations in Male, the islands' capital.

A government source and a person close to Rajapaksa said he was now in Male.

Video released by Dhiyares/The Maldives Journal on Wednesday showed protesters in Male holding flags and posters.

Police took away posters and banners held by the protesters, the video showed.

Rajapaksa's flight brought to an apparent end his family's near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular uprising brought on by an economic collapse.

But his decision to leave his ally Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in charge as acting president triggered more demonstrations.

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