Paris Tamil Rally Turns Violent : Over 200 Arrested
Around 200 protesters have been arrested after an unauthorized protest, organized by Tamils, in Paris, turned violent says the Telegraph.
An estimated 500 people turned in for a protest on Monday (April 20) demanding the cessation of Sri Lanka's military action against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a terrorist outfit proscribed throughout the European Union.
Hundreds of demonstrators blocked an intersection in central Paris, throwing bottles at passing buses as they demanded that Sri Lanka end its military assault on Tamil-held areas.
"French people, react", "Sarkozy, help us" chanted an estimated 500 demonstrators as they gathered near the Gare du Nord train station for the protest, which had not been declared to the authorities.
Police said the demonstrators might be charged with belonging to an "armed gathering" as the bottles they threw could be considered weapons.
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