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‘We do not forget the massacres of May 2009’ – French politician commemorates Tamil Genocide

Jean-Christophe Lagarde, the leader of France’s Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI), joined French Tamils in commemorating 13 years since the massacres at Mullivaikkal this week.

Lagarde tweeted that he was “very touched to commemorate… the terrible genocide,” this week.

“We do not forget the massacres of May 2009 which left thousands of families in mourning and forced into exile,” he added, alongside photographs attending a commemoration event in France.

Every May, Tamils around the world commemorate the massacres committed by the Sri Lankan military at Mullivaikkal, where tens of thousands of Tamils were killed. The 18th of May 2009 is marked as ‘Tamil Genocide Day’.

Très touché de commémorer aux côtés des Tamouls de Drancy, Bobigny et du Bourget, le terrible génocide de leur peuple au Sri-Lanka.

Nous n’oublions pas les massacres du mois de mai 2009 qui ont endeuillé et contraint à l’exil des milliers de familles. pic.twitter.com/QoV0fLXX28

— Jean-Christophe Lagarde (@jclagarde) May 11, 2022

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