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More coverage of yesterday's attack on Tamil activists by Sri Lanka fans at Oval

More photos and videos have emerged of the violence in London yesterday, as Sri Lankan cricket fans hurled racist abuse and attacked Tamil activists who were campaigning outside the Oval cricket stadium.

Find full coverage of the event here: Sri Lankan cricket fans attack #BoycottLKA activists in London (18 June 2013)

The video below was sent to Tamil Guardian by an activist, which shows Tamil activists being beaten and dragged into the road by a mob of Sri Lanka cricket fans.

The Sri Lanka fans hurled racist abuse at the Tamils, with police struggling to cope as hundreds more swarmed around the small group of activists.

See more photos of Sri Lanka cricket fans attacking Tamils, as an elderly Tamil man and child take cover on TamilWin here.

The cricket fans were screaming "F*** Tamils!" and "One nation!" as police reinforcements arrived and attempted to herd the Sri Lankan fans away from the Tamils. Bottles and rocks were then launched towards the 20 or so activists, as the Sri Lankan fans continued to chant.

Despite the violence Tamil activists continued to chant slogans calling on the ECB to boycott Sri Lanka and for the self-determiniation of the Tamil nation.

Speaking to Tamil Guardian, one activist said he was undeterred and the protest planned for Thursday's match in Cardiff - India v Sri Lanka - would go ahead as planned. 

"Despite the violence from Sri Lankan fans, we will continue to protest peacefully, as we have done throughout the tournament, at all of Sri Lanka's matches in the UK.

It's our right to protest. This Thursday, Sri Lanka will be playing at Cardiff again, and we will carry on exercising our right to protest, until a full boycott of the Sri Lankan cricket team takes place."


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