Protest against Sri Lanka in London: President Mahinda cancels visit
[ Saturday, 28 July 2012, 02:04.29 PM GMT +05:30 ]
Hundreds of Tamil and human rights campaigners gathered outside the Olympic village in the Eastern London and protested against Sri Lanka’s genocide. Large amount of people were gathered at the protest.
Protest stage at 5.00 pm in the Aspen Way where the world leaders and diplomats arrive to take part in the opening ceremony event of the Olympic Games. People gathered at the area raised the flags of Tamil Eelam and banners at the protest. Protest continued till 8.30 pm in the night.
Another group of people gathered outside of the Olympic grounds stage protest against permitting Lankan national athletes to the 2012 London Olympic games. London police granted permission only for few people to gather at this location.
Gopi Sivanthan continued his sixth day hunger strike protest in front of the Stratford High Street railway station. This protests have won the attention of various community people arrived at the Olympic games.
Earlier it was expected president Mahinda Rajapaksa would take part in the opening ceremony event of the 2012 London Olympic but however he fails to take part in the opening ceremony event. Tamil coordinating group of have organized these protest in the London city and the members of the Tamil organizations in the London city were present at this protest.
Tamil Coordinating group in Switzerland also organized a protest in front of the head office of the international Olympic committee at Lvasa city in Switzerland today.
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