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Protesters storm prime minister's office in Sri Lanka(9 images)

Demonstrators storm the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe's office in Colombo, demanding his resignation, after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country amid an economic crisis on Wednesday.

Demonstrators shout slogans against the government, and wave Sri Lankan flags. Photo by Kumara De Mel/UPI
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More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets Wednesday, demanding Wickremesinghe's resignation. He took over after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country on a military jet. He had been in hiding since protesters stormed his residence over the weekend. Photo by Kumara De Mel/UPI
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A demonstrator recovers from being hit with tear gas during a clash in front of the prime minister's office. Wickremesinghe has also pledged to step down. Photo by Kumara De Mel/UPI
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Army soldiers stand guard during the protest. Demonstrators have vowed to occupy the residences of the president and prime minister until they resign. Photo by Kumara De Mel/UPI
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