SRI LANKAN POLICE IMPOSE CURFEW ON PROTESTERS
Written by awawa on April 1, 2022
Sri Lankan police have imposed curfew and fired tear gas at demonstrators protesting dire food, fuel and power shortages outside the president’s house.
Agitated protesters stormed through barricades, and were accused of setting fire to a bus on Thursday night.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa blamed the events on “extremist elements”.
Sri Lanka is in the midst of a foreign exchange crisis that has crippled its economy.
Faced with 13-hour power cuts, a lack of fuel, essential food items and medicines, public anger has reached a new high.
The protesters stood resolute regardless of the attack by the police.