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Video: Sri Lanka protesters taste snacks & beer in President’s kitchen, take a dip in swimming pool

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Thousands of protesters holding Sri Lankan flags stormed into President Gotabaya Rajpaksa’s residence demanding his resignation.


Videos shared on social media showed that some boisterous protesters gained access to his kitchen and are seen sipping beer while others decided to enjoy themselves in the swimming pool.

Footage on social media also showed protesters gathered in the palace's kitchen cooking, laughing and eating food.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who would assume the presidency in the event of Rajapaksa's resignation, has called an urgent cabinet meeting to discuss a "swift resolution" to the political crisis, according to an official statement.

Police had withdrawn a curfew order issued on Friday after opposition parties and lawyers association said they would sue the police chief.