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Ten injured in Sri Lanka protests, security forces 'fire into crowd'

Police resorted to the use of tear gas and water cannons to quell the protests.

Ten injured in Sri Lanka protests, security forces fire into crowd
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Sri Lanka is witnessing protests over the government's handling of the country's economic crisis, which is said to be the worst since independence.

The protests heated up on Thursday after hundreds of protesters tried to storm the home of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the capital Colombo, demanding his resignation.

Police resorted to the use of tear gas and water cannons to quell the protests. While Rajapaksa was not at home at the time of protests, a video shared on social media showed men and women shouting "lunatic, lunatic go home" and demanding that all members of the powerful Rajapaksa family step down, reported news agency AFP.

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