Tamil Demonstration Day Three

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By Lindsey Last edited 113 months ago
Tamil Demonstration Day Three

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By Simon-K

Tamil protesters remain in Parliament Square this morning, calling for the UK government to act to end the war in Sri Lanka.

The demonstration caused chaos on Westminster Bridge yesterday as protestors sat down en masse, forcing police to close the bridge to traffic. Fresh from questions about tactics at G20 protests the police were obviously in quandary - the protest was officially unlawful and spontaneous as no notice had been given yet the passionate, noisy but peaceful protest was not about to pack up and go home. There were scuffles and several arrests as police tried to contain the protest.

Tamilnet and this audio clip from the Guardian give some insight into the passionate concern protesters have for the plight of civilians trapped in the Sri Lankan warzone.

Organised by Tamil students, a hardcore enter day 3, restricted to Parliament Square, insisting they will remain until a ceasefire is called. Brian Haw better put the kettle on.

Last Updated 08 April 2009