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Sri Lanka's new president, Ranil Wickremesinge, has taken to quelling civil unrest by conducting security raids on protest camps.
Soldiers demolish tents and other temporary structures outside the Presidential Secretariat Building in the capital of Colombo.
“A joint operation involving the military, police and SWAT was launched early this morning to retake the presidential secretariat from the protesters, who have no legal right to hold it,” the spokesman said. police.
“Nine people, including two injured, were arrested,” the report said.
At least 50 protesters were injured in the raid, including several journalists .
The protesters feared that the new th president, who was considered an ally of his deposed predecessor, repression will be inevitable.
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