Melbournians/Sri Lankans/Tamils protest at ongoing Sri Lankan Genocide
This evening across from Flinders Street Station, I heard the unmistakable sounds of a protest rally.
“Tamil Tigers – Freedom Fighters!”
“Sri Lanka Sri Lanka – Don’t kill Tamils!”
A large-ish group of people had gathered to protest the ongoing ill-treatment of Sri Lanka’s Tamil population. The Sri Lankan government, under the guise of cracking down on the rebel Tamil Tigers, continues to wage a war against it’s civilian population, and the Tamils are among those at the short end of the stick. We see the same problems in Colombia, where the government uses the FARC guerillas as an excuse to continue mistreating indigenous and poor Colombians, and in Isreal, where Muslim terrorists are the favourite excuse for the government to build up an apartheid state against the Palestinian population. All of this, of course, goes on with the tacit support – in fact, through most of history, with the actual monetary and diplomatic support – of our own Western leaders, who generally refrain from kicking up too much fuss.
I was given a pamphlet directing me to these links – haven’t visited them yet, so be warned that there may be disturbing images.
You can contact the organisers of the protest at: networktamils(at)gmail.com