45 LONDON LTTE MEN ARRESTED FOR BLOCKING STREETS NEAR PARLIAMENT HOLDING TRAFFIC FOR HOURS, VIOLENT DISORDER AND ASSAULT ON THE POLICE
Posted on May 11th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana

London‘s Metropolitan Police arrested 45 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) protestors when they moved from parliamentary square and blocked roads leading to the parliament , Monday May 11.

 

 The arrests came after the London LTTE members blocked traffic in the area for several hours and the police tried to move them off the road. They defied the police announcement through loudspeakers that their move was illegal.

The LTTE , a banned organization in UK as a terrorist group, were carrying the official flag of the terrorist outfit , and have been taking the law into their hands when they attacked , the Indian High Commission , Chinese Embassy and Sri Lanka High Commission buildings during the past few weeks using the parliamentary square as a meeting ground. They also beheaded the Nehru statue close to the Indian High Commission building. In their attack against the Sri Lanka High Commission several police men were also injured.

 

The Metropolitan Police said the 45 Sri Lanka Tamils were arrested for “willful obstruction”, “violent disorder” and “assault on the police”. Out of the initial 500 protestors about 400 remained on the Great George Street after the arrests.

 

Even after the arrests there were still pockets of people on the earlier blocked roads and  traffic were being still diverted.

 

From early April British authorities allowed them to hold a 24 hour protest from the grass patch in the parliamentary square flying their Fascist Tiger flags with the Westminster parliament in the backdrop. The embassy attacks were directed from the parliamentary square.

 

From the grass patch the LTTE protestors moved to two sides of the square blocking access to White Hall  close to No. 10 Downing Streets.

They were shouting slogans to stop the war. Their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is surrounded by Sri Lankan security forces . The LTTE to win sympathy indiscriminately used artillery fire against Tamil civilians killing scores of them  , and blamed the deaths on Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka army said.

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