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Sri Lanka Unrest Explained

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Sri Lanka’s sovereign-debt crisis has plunged the economy into a crisis and sparked months of political turmoil and public unrest. This month's antigovernment demonstrations took a dramatic turn on July 9 when police were unable to hold back large crowds of protesters at the official residences of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. On-the-ground footage obtained by Storyful shows protestors storming and occupying the residences. Both leaders said they would resign but what comes next? Storyful’s explainer breaks down the story into bite-size pieces. Reporting by Stephanie Hunt.