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As Protests Rage, Sri Lanka’s Embattled President Orders Troops to Shoot to Kill

HeadlineMay 11, 2022

In Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered troops to shoot to kill anyone spotted damaging public property. The order failed to stop a second night of protests calling on Rajapaksa to resign. Protesters have burned down the homes of dozens of politicians, including a luxury holiday resort owned by the president’s nephew. At least eight people have been killed since government supporters attacked protesters on Monday, and more than 200 others have been injured.

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