Tamils continue protests

[Toronto Star] Dozens of Tamil protesters calling for intervention in the Sri Lanka civil war remain at Queen’s Park this morning, while another group has assembled outside the Sri Lankan consulate near Yonge St. and St. Clair Ave. Gathered on a portion of sidewalk at 40 St. Clair Ave. W. – but not obstructing pedestrian […]

Australian Tamils call off hunger strike

[AFP] Tamil protesters who staged a seven-day hunger strike outside the Australian prime minister’s home have announced the end of their protest following assurances their demands had been heard. The five men called off their fast late Friday after a mass demonstration involving up to 8,000 people outside the foreign affairs department in Canberra, a […]

Westminster Bridge closed after Tamil ceasefire protest

[ The Guardian ] Police closed Westminster Bridge in London and attempted to contain thousands of Tamil protesters who surrounded parliament last night demanding an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka. One man was rescued after jumping into the Thames. Four RNLI lifeboats were on standby in the river after reports that demonstrators had threatened to […]