Sri Lanka: Thousands storm president's residence as furious protests continue

Sri Lankan protesters stormed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's residence and nearby office on Saturday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital Colombo in the biggest demonstration yet to vent their fury against a leader they hold responsible for the island nation's worst economic crisis.It was not clear if Rajapaksa was inside his residence but footage showed hundreds of people inside the well-fortified house and on the grounds outside, some taking a dip in the garden pool and others in a jubilant mood.Security personnel tried to stop demonstrators who pushed through fences to run across the lawns and inside the colonial-era building.Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, meanwhile, on Saturday agreed to resign after party leaders in Parliament demanded both he and the embattled president step down.

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