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Tamils protest against Sri Lanka at London2012 on final day

Marking the final day of the London 2012 Olympics, Tamils stood in solidarity with the hunger striker, Gobi Sivanthan, and protested against Sri Lanka's inclusion.

Crowds gathered to the spot in Stratford, by the Olympic stadium where Sivanthan had been on hunger strike since 22nd July, as he broke his protest fast at 4pm of the final day, as planned.

Sivanthan launched the hunger strike in protest against Sri Lanka’s participation in the 2012 Olympics, land-grabbing in the North and the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers.

After marking the end of his fast, Tamils moved to Aspen Way - along the route of those travelling to the closing ceremony of the Olympics by car. Calling for Sri Lanka's expulsion from the Olympics, protesters lined the route with banners and placards demanding an end to the genocide of Tamils.

Earlier in the day, activists raised awareness about the genocide of Tamils amongst visitors and tourists who were by Hyde Park for the live screening of the Olympics.

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