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Students break through gates to commemorate Maaveerar Naal at Jaffna University

Hundreds of Tamil students broke through the gates of Jaffna University to commemorate Maaveerar Naal this morning, defying a ban on entering the campus enacted by authorities yesterday.

On Tuesday, the university administration announced the campus was “out of bounds” and banned any remembrance events.

Yet hundreds of students arrived at the campus this morning, where they broke through the locked gates and lined up to place floral tributes at a memorial.

See more photographs from this morning below.

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