Tamil protesters bring traffic to a halt in Australia

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 April 2009, 20:00 GMT]
More than 4,000 Australian Tamils converged in the cities of Melbourne and Sydney Wednesday, causing police to block Elizabeth Street and bringing evening peak hour traffic to a standstill. The rally which was organised overnight, called on the Australian government to use their diplomatic powers to pressure Sri Lanka into entering a ceasefire.

Protest in Australia
Protest in Sydney


"Tamil Tigers! Freedom Fighters!" cried the crowd as they waved the national flag of Tamil Eelam and carried placards of LTTE leader Velupillai Pirapaharan.

"Until the world stops Sri Lanka's genocide of the Tamils, we will gather and rally again and again and we will not rest until we get our Tamil Eelam!" called out John Yogan as he addressed the crowd in Sydney.

Protest in Australia
Protest in Melbourne
Protest in Australia
Protest in Sydney


Protest in Australia
Protest in Sydney
Protest in Australia
Protest in Sydney
Protest in Australia
Protest in Melbourne
Protest in Australia
Protest in Melbourne
Protest in Australia
Protest in Sydney


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