Sri Lanka: Troops deployed in capital as protests continue over economic crisis

Sri Lanka is deploying troops in the capital after government supporters attacked protesters outside the president's office.Local video showed dozens of people running on the streets of Colombo, some confronting police officers, as army personnel swarmed nearby.Diplomats and rights groups had expressed concern Saturday after Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency and police used force against peaceful protests demanding his ouster over the nation's worst economic crisis.Rajapaksa issued a decree Friday declaring a public emergency. It empowers him to authorize detentions, property seizure and search of any premises. He can also change or suspend any law in the interests of public security and for the maintenance of essential supplies.

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