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Indian activists protest against Sri Lankan minister

Activists in India, carrying black flags and shouting slogans against the Sri Lankan government and the president, protested against Senthil Thondaman - Sri Lanka's sports and youth affairs minister and the provincial council member of Uva - during his visit to Tamil Nadu. 

The incident occurred by the Thirunallar Temple in Pondicherry. The group of around twenty activists are believed to be members of the the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi.

According to reports, the police tried to stop the protest, however eventuallyresorted to escorting Thondaman away from the temple under heavy security.

Senthil Thondaman is the nephew of the livestock and rural community development minister, Arumugam Thondaman.

See also:

Retailers boycott Sri Lankan goods after consumer pressure - Chennai (26 Jan 2012)

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