Sri Lanka: On the day of Thai Pongal on Sunday, Tamilians in Sri Lanka gathered on the streets near Jaffna University to protest against the scheduled visit of President Ranil Wickremesinghe. To oppose the protest and shoo away the Tamils, the police fired water cannons at the protesters.
However, in counter to the police's action, the protesters pulled out some shampoo and started using the sprayed water to wash their hair.
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According to reports, the Tamil-speaking crowd gathered there were planning to march to Nallur Kovil to oppose the President's visit to the Thai Pongal ceremony being held there. In regard to the police firing water cannons at them and the protestors' counteract, there are no confirmed reports of casualties as a result of the clashes.
Sri Lanka protests over economic crisis
The country was reeling with economic crisis which led to an uprising in the country. Many protestors had stormed presidential palace when former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa had fled the country.
Protestors were seen smoking joints and videos of them taking a dip in the pool, eating in the kitchen and relaxing in lavish rooms and gymming at the residential palace had gone viral on social media.
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