TN police arrests protesters picketing SL consulate in Chennai

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 November 2007, 21:30 GMT]
Tamil Nadu police arrested several demonstrators at the entrance of the Sri Lanka consulate when hundreds of Thanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhagam (TPDK) members led by its leader Kulaththoor Mani, marched Tuesday around 11:00 a.m in protest condemning the assassination of S. P. Tamilchelvan, Political Head of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), to the Sri Lanka Consulate in Chennai. Demonstrators were shouting slogans demanding Indian Government to lift the ban on LTTE and not to provide military assistance to Sri Lanka government.

The demonstrators, dressed in black, marched shouting slogans condemning Sri Lanka government for the killing of Thamilchelvan and demanding the following from the Government of India:

  • To recognize the liberation struggle, led by the LTTE, which is recognized by the International Community.

  • To lift the ban on LTTE.

  • To stop all military assistance to Sri Lanka.

A large contingent of Policemen were deployed around the SL consulate.

Intelligence wing personnel video filmed and photographed the protest demonstrators.


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