Tamil protests in Westminster: pictures & video


8:57 pm - April 20th 2009

by Paul Sagar    


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Demonstrations by ethnic Tamils outside of the Houses of Parliament have this morning grown considerably in size and energy, with protesters bringing traffic to a stand-still in the Parliament Square area.

Whilst it is hard to estimate numbers, from the upper offices in Parliament Street it would appear that 1,500-2,000 protestors have convened this morning. The protesters are demonstrating against continued non-action by the UK regarding alleged human rights abuses of ethnic Tamils by the Sri Lankan authorities. The size of this morning’s protest contrasts sharply with the numbers of protesters present last week, which consistently numbered somewhere in the low hundreds.

Pictures by Sunny

Tamil protest

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Tamil protest

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Tamil protest

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Tamil protest

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Tamil protest

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Paul Sagar is a post-graduate student at the University of London and blogs at Bad Conscience.
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