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Tamils continue protests across North-East for release of political prisoners

Protest in Kilinochchi, October 5.

Protests calling for the release of Tamil political prisoners have continued daily in towns across the North-East.

Protest in Batticaloa, October 5.

On Friday, Tamils demonstrated in Kilinochchi town and Batticaloa town, in solidarity with the ten Tamil detainees hunger striking in Anuradhapura prison, as well as dozens hunger striking in Colombo's Magazine prison.

Protest in Batticaloa, October 6.

On Saturday a further protest took place in Batticaloa, near Gandhi park, while in Jaffna town campaigners distributed awareness leaflets.

Awareness campaign in Jaffna, October 6.

Below: ​Protest in Kilinochchi, October 5.