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Demo in Solidarity with Tamil Refugees

by Isaac Oommen

Demo in Solidarity with Tamil Refugees
Demo in Solidarity with Tamil Refugees
Demo in Solidarity with Tamil Refugees
Demo in Solidarity with Tamil Refugees

Vancouver 22 August - A bright afternoon saw close to 200 people assembling at the Vancouver Art Gallery in solidarity with the 490 Tamil immigrants being processed by Canada Immigration.

"People all across the country are saying that we're with the refugees: let the boat stay," said No One Is Illegal organizer Harsha Walia at the beginning of the rally. "Every single person who says the boat should go back: we will overcome your dehumanization."

After hearing words of solidarity from a number of speakers, including indigenous elders from the downtown East Side, the rally marched along Robson St., bringing a dose of harsh reality to the celebrations going on along Granville St.

The demo ended at the Vancouver Public Library's central branch.

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