Emergency Protest – Stop the Sri Lanka’s Genocide of Tamils

23 May

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I just came back from an emergency protest to stop the Sri Lanka’s genocide protest of Tamils at Sydney Martin Place. My estimate is that there are at least a thousand protestors at the event.

Speakers included Chris Harris, a Greens councilor of Sydney city who said that the Greens are concerned about the humanitarian crisis. The Greens leader, Bob Brown, has written to the Sri Lankan High Commission and the Australian Foreign Minister demanding for a ceasefire. Other speakers included Dr Sam Pari, a  Tamil Youth Organiser who related her harrowing experience working as a humanitarian worker in the conflict zone.

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