Sri Lankan forces raid anti-government protest camp

Sri Lankan security forces have carried out a violent early morning raid on the main anti-government protest camp in Colombo, beating protesters, destroying tents and arresting nine people. In the raid on Friday, thousands of police and troops armed with riot gear descended on the camp, close to the presidential secretariat building. The government forcefully regained control of the offices of the president, which have been occupied by protesters since an anti-government protest last week. More than 50 people were injured and three people were taken to hospital in the attack.

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