Video footage of #Boycottlka campaign activist intimidation has been sent to Tamil Guardian in the aftermath of the #Boycottlka campaign, outside the Oval cricket ground on 13th of February.
|Sri Lankan fans heckle Tamil activists and members of the public|
When asked about the intimidation he faced during the #Boycottlka campaign, the activist, who chose to withhold his name said,
“The footage of intimidation that we have sent you is actually the tamest form of intimidation that we faced as activists. During the course of the campaign the activists have been exposed to a lot worse. Despite having flyers being ripped up and thrown back at our faces, profanities hurled at us and legitimate threatening remarks made against ourselves and families, we have relentlessly carried on campaigning over the last two matches. We pledge to carry on for as long as Sri Lanka remain in this competition. Please join us on Monday the 17th of June as we leaflet and campaign outside the oval from 11am-6pm and stage a protest from 6pm-8pm.”
A transcript of the video is below:
SL Fan 1: Why you fighting for Sri Lanka then? Why you fighting for Sri Lanka?
SL Fan 2: Watch the match man!
SL Fan 1: No point of fighting for Sri Lanka then! If you are British act like a British!
SL Fan 3: Geoffery Boycott oooo!
SL Fan 2: Come and watch the match, I'll buy you a ticket!
SL Fan 4: ... Sri Lanka that's it... no point!
SL Fan 1: No point! This is a joke man! Go to the kebab shop!
England fan: Why are they being rude for? Why are they being rude for...? ... Oi fella, why are you being rude for? They're just here protesting, why are you being rude?
SL Fan 1: Oh let them protest whole life!
Tamil activist (to England fan): Anyway... sorry about that.
See #Boycottlka bowls over Cardiff (9th June 2013)
#Boycottlka steps up to the crease in London (13th June 2013)