Sri Lankan Protesters Swim In Presidential pool And Later Set Fire To The PM Residence After Takeover (Photos & Videos)

Thousands of protestors in Sri Lanka have broken into the president’s official residence in the capital Colombo as growing public anger over the country’s economic collapse comes to a head.

The pre-planned rally broke into the residence as anger over the worsening economy boiled over.

Video from local TV news NewsFirst channel showed protestors wearing helmets and Sri Lankan flags storming the residence.

Police and military personnel at the scene were unable to hold back the crowds, who broke through the gates chanting their demand for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to step down.

The seafront residence and secretariat had already been the site of sit-in protests for months.

The official presidential residence saw extraordinary scenes as protestors completely took over the building.

Footage circulating on social media shows protestors jumping into the swimming pool in the residence, while a Facebook Live showed people moving into the building in real time.

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It was gathered that the protesters also set the presidential palace ablaze.

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