May 13, 2009

French Tamils protest against Sri Lankan army offensive

About 100 people blocked traffic at Place de la Republique in central Paris on Wednesday to demand an end to the Sri Lankan government's offensive against separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in their homeland.

According to United Nations estimates, some 6,500 civilians have been killed and 14,000 wounded in the offensive, which has seen 200,000 refugees fleeing the front line and left 50,000 trapped by the fighting.

Images and soundbite of the demonstration.

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