Scotland Yard has not made any arrest related to yesterdays violence outside the Oval Cricket Ground after the Cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka London Metropolitan Police told Colombo Telegraph today. However three people were arrested earlier in the evening in an unconnected incident London Metropolitan Police told Colombo Telegraph.
‘Boycott Sri Lankan Cricket’ Activists were attacked by a Sri Lankan cricket fans outside the Oval Cricket Ground, London.
The picture below shows the violent cricket fans attacked young female member of Tamil Youth Organisation.
“At the end of the day , the fact is I wasn’t punched for being a right activist. That Sri Lankan cricket fan punched me for being a Tamil as he put it” she told.
One of the injured activist Yogi Yogalingam , who is Member of Parliament of TGTE (Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam) , who participated in the peaceful protest posted on a Facebook group called ‘ Friends of TGTE-UK’ said “Peaceful Tamil protesters been beaten up by Sinhala cricket fans at the end of the game between Australia and Srilanka on 17th une 2013. I personally witnessed the incident and was one of the Tamil who they beaten as well ”
Video courtesy Tamil Guardian