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Tamil Americans protest in front of US Capitol
[TamilNet, August 01, 2006]

American Tamils from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka held a protest in the West Front park of US Capitol building Monday, 31 July 2006 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. urging the US Government to take action against Colombo for its war crimes against the Northeast Tamils. The rally also remembered the civilians killed in the Black July 1983 pogrom against Eelam Tamils.




Arrangements for the peace march and protest, including the obtaining the legal permit for the protest from the US Capitol Police, were made by US Tamils of Indian origin. The marchers urged the US Government to:

take the lead in acknowledging that the actions of GoSL against Eelam Tamils constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity,

force the GoSL to refrain from targetting Tamil civilians,

ban visits of Sri Lanka military personnel to the US,

stop military training of Sri Lanka armed forces, and to

pressure the Government of Sri Lanka to negotiate in good faith with the Liberation Tigers toward a political solution to the Tamil national question which recognizes the right to self-determination of the Tamil people.

The rally was attended by supporters living in Baltimore-Washington area and from other states.

Massive Peace Walk
jointly organized by the Tamil Associations

Dear Tamil brothers and sisters of America,

Tamil Associations of USA are conducting a protest rally

Monday, July 31, 2006 between 12pm and 4pm

By conducting this rally in front of the US Capitol in Washington DC, all Tamils living in America will shed light to the entire world, on the continuous state terrorism, atrocities, violence and genocide inflicted upon the Tamil people by the Sri Lankan Government, Military, Army backed Para Militants and troops.

Let us fight for the political rights of all Eelam Tamils

Dear Tamil brothers and sisters of America,

  • Collectively let us raise our voices reprimanding President Mahinda Rajapakse Government’s terrorism activities.
  • Raise our voice to stop the unleashed brutal ethnic war forced upon our people by the Sri Lankan Government.
  • We will appeal to the entire world to protect and preserve the culture in conjunction with the high values of the democracy, by supporting the justifiable wishes of our people who have been harassed, tortured and been victims of genocide by the Sri Lankan Government.
  • We have been given an opportunity to raise our voices on behalf of our loved ones in front of the US Capitol in Washington DC.
  • To make use of this opportunity in the proper manner, be present at the US Capitol in Washington DC to light up solidarity among Tamils by raising your voice against injustice and revenge.
  • Fulfill the duty of the time with responsiveness.

Venue: West Front (in front of US Capitol)

Monday, 07-31-2006 between 12.00PM and 4.00PM

For additional information: (718) 657-9463

Jointly organized by the Tamil Associations
Massive Peace Walk

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