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Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi

Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters - detikNews
Rabu, 11 Mei 2022 18:04 WIB

Sri Lanka - Krisis di Sri Lanka memicu aksi unjuk rasa dan berujung ricuh. Sejumlah orang tewas. Kendaraan jadi sasaran amuk massa. Berikut foto-foto bekas kerusuhan itu

An air force personnel stands guard at a check point near a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Kerusuhan yang menewaskan sejumlah orang dan melukai ratusan orang terjadi di ruas jalan ibu kota Sri Lanka, Kolombo. Setelah bentrokan berakhir, situasi di Kolombo berangsur kondusif, Rabu, (11/5/2022).

An air force personnel stands guard at a check point near a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Pada Senin (9/5), para pendukung pemerintah menyerang demonstran di Kolombo dengan tongkat. Demonstran itu diketahui menggelar unjuk rasa damai selama berminggu-minggu terkait krisis ekonomi mengerikan dan menuntut Presiden Gotabaya Rajapaksa mengundurkan diri.

An air force personnel stands guard at a check point near a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Massa kemudian membalas serangan itu di berbagai wilayah pada malam hari dengan membakar belasan rumah para politikus dari partai berkuasa dan berupaya menyerbu kediaman resmi Perdana Menteri (PM) Sri Lanka di Kolombo.

An air force personnel stands guard at a check point near a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Selain korban tewas, lebih dari 225 orang lainnya mengalami luka-luka akibat kerusuhan sepanjang Senin (9/5) waktu setempat, yang berujung pengunduran diri PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.

An air force personnel stands guard at a check point near a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Namun pengunduran diri itu gagal meredam kemarahan publik, dengan Presiden Gotabaya Rajapaksa yang merupakan saudara laki-laki Mahinda, masih menjabat dan memegang wewenang luas termasuk komando atas pasukan keamanan Sri Lanka.

An air force personnel stands guard at a check point near a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka mengalami krisis ekonomi terburuk sejak kemerdekaan. Mereka telah mengalami pemadaman selama berbulan-bulan dan kekurangan makanan, bahan bakar, dan obat-obatan.

An air force personnel stands guard at a check point near a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka gagal membayar utang luar negeri senilai USD 1 miliar atau sekitar Rp 732 triliun. Cadangan devisa Sri Lanka habis dan tidak bisa menopang kebutuhan rakyat. Banyak rumah sakit kehabisan obat. Harga barang-barang pokok membumbung tinggi.

An air force personnel stands guard at a check point near a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Penampakan sejumlah bus yang dibakar massa saat bentrokan pecah di Sri Lanka akibat krisis ekonomi.

Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi
Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi
Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi
Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi
Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi
Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi
Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi
Jejak Kerusuhan Maut di Sri Lanka Gegara Krisis Ekonomi