50,000 in London Tamil protest demanding ceasefire


More than 50,000 demonstrators marched through London in a Tamil rally on Saturday demanding an end to the fighting in Sri Lanka. ADVERTISEMENT “More than 50,000 were at the demonstration,” a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police said. “There has been one arrest for possession of an offensive weapon.” The spokesman said the protest was largely peaceful and good humoured. The rally began at Atterbury Street, by the Tate Britain gallery and passed along the north bank of the River Thames to Temple Place.

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