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Tamils in London continue their protests against Sri Lanka’s war

Issue No. 2151

Protesters block the road outside parliament (Pic: http://www.guysmallman.com/» Guy Smallman )

Protesters block the road outside parliament (Pic: » Guy Smallman)


More than 1,000 Tamil protesters occupied the streets outside parliament in central London last Monday.

The demonstration was sparked by news that the Sri Lankan government had bombarded a “safe zone” over the weekend, killing at least 378 Tamil civilians and injuring over 1,200.

The relentless barrage lasted from 5pm on Saturday until 9am on Sunday.

A Channel 4 news team was expelled for reporting on conditions in a government resettlement camp for Tamils.

There has been a constant protest in Parliament Square since 6 April over the Sri Lankan government’s continuing war against the Tamils.


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Tue 12 May 2009, 17:19 BST
Issue No. 2151
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