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Tamils across the world mark Mullivaikkal genocide

Tamils around the world held vigils, rallies, marches and exhibitions to mark May 18 as Tamil Genocide Day. (above: Paris, France)

Sydney, Australia

Students at the Macquarie University held a candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of Mullivaikkal.

Melbourne, Australia

New Jersey, USA

Queens - New York, USA

Antwerp, Belgium

Helsinki, Finland

Genoa, Italy

Zurich, Switzerland

Tamil students in Zurich held a vigil in the city's centre.

 

Bern, Switzerland

Swiss Tamils also gathered in the country's capital for a commemoration of Mullivaikkal.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Almere, Netherlands

Dutch Tamils gathered in the city of Almere to hold a remembrance event to mark May 18.

 

Doha, Qatar

A vigil was held in Doha, home to a large number of Eelam and Tamil Nadu migrant workers.

 

Glasgow, Scotland

Tamils in Scotland held a symbolic protest in the city's centre.

 

Dusseldorf, Germany

German Tamils marched through Dusseldorf and released black balloons to commemorate the thousands of lives lost in the genocide.

 

Paris, France

Thousands of French Tamils lined the streets of Paris in a march and rally demanding justice for genocide.

 

Auckland, New Zealand

Tamils in New Zealand held a rally and exhibit in the country's capital. A commemoration event also took place in the evening.

 

Sydney, Australia

Hundreds of Australian Tamils gathered in Sydney to pay tribute to the victims of the genocide.

 

Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Tamils held a week-long exhibition in the country's capital to mark Tamil Genocide Remembrance Week and raise awareness about the genocide among the general public.

 

London, United Kingdom

British Tamils were joined by MPs and other politicians in rallies in London, with thousands march through the capital to Parliament Square where thousands more protested ten years ago calling for an end to genocide.

An exhibition also took place over the weekend in South London, the second day being inaugurated by British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn MP.

Norway