Friday, May 18, 2012

Events across Tamil Nadu mark Mullivaikkal massacre

Tamils honoured the victims of Mullivaikkal by lighting candles at remembrance events held across Tamil Nadu, including Coimbatore, Hosur, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Saami Malai and Chidambaram.

The events, organised by the Tamil Desiya Pothu Udamai Katchi have been taking place over the past two days, with more planned. 

Tamil Nadu youth and student organisations took part in remembrance events in Chidambaram.

Organisers have announced that further events are taking place in Chennai this weekend. An event will be held in the T.Nagar region of Chennai on Saturday followed by a large event, at Marina Beach on Sunday, where the veteran political activist Pazha Nedumaran, MDMK General Secretary Vaiko, Tamil Desiya Pothu Udamai Katchi leader Mani Arasan, director Seeman, Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam leader Kolathur Mani and the leader of the May 17th Movement Thirumurugan will be participating.

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