Why should we care about the suffering of Tamils?

[Independent UK] On Tuesday 14 June, a shocking, heart-wrenching documentary was shown on Channel 4.  ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, broadcast just after 11pm, displayed what presenter Jon Snow described as “devastating evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and a powerful case for bring those guilty of these crimes to justice.” [Full Story]

Westminster Grinds To A Halt During Protest

[Sky News] Traffic in Westminster has been brought to a standstill as hundreds of protesters stage a sit-in around the Houses of Parliament. Around 500 Tamil supporters calling for a ceasefire in Sri Lanka pushed past police lines in Parliament Square at around 10.50am. They have taken up positions sitting in the middle of the […]

Tamil protesters vent their fury

[BBC] Hundreds of Tamil protesters camped out in Parliament Square, having been moved on from nearby Westminster Bridge, which they had blocked overnight with a mass sit-down demonstration. The police, who were filming the protest, have come in for criticism. Some protesters said officers had been heavy-handed in moving them on from Westminster Bridge. One […]