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protests, live updates, Galle, why are people protesting?, political unrest

The soundtrack of thousands of angry Sri Lankans surrounding the Galle cricket stadium to get the world’s attention provided the wildest of backgrounds for a Test match involving Australia on Saturday.

But amid deafening and unrelenting chants from the local demonstrators, who stormed en masse to the top of the 500-year-old fort overlooking the ground while others ringed the seaside venue in anti-government demonstrations, play continued and Australian dynamo Steve Smith batted on.

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The Australians had been forced to deny local army assertions that protesters had previously been removed from the fort ramparts so as not to distract the batters. Smith had more issues with…

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