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UK Tamils protest Jaffna uni attacks, arrests

British Tamils in London marched in protest on Saturday against the attacks, intimidation and arrests of Jaffna University students.

Carrying placards and shouting out, "Sri Lankan army - get out of Tamil Eelam", "self-determination - for the Tamil nation", and "Let us remember - our heroes", over 100 British Tamils marched from Temple to Downing St, on a very wet winter's day in London.

 Organised, the Tamil Youth Organisation UK (TYO UK), the protest is the latest in a string of protests led by Tamil youth in the North-East and across the world, condemning the attacks and arrests of students marking Maaveerar Naal.

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