treasury 'troops out' banner this morningTagged as: democracy_village parliament_square peace_strike socpa
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in another direct action planned from the democracy village, a man climbed onto the treasury building with a banner this morning
at around 11.30 this morning, a peace activist walked across great george street outside parliament, leant a ladder against the treasury building, and climbed up to a first floor ledge where he displayed a 'bring our troops home' banner.
after staying there for a couple of hours, he was persuaded to enter a window and was arrested. after questioning, he was soon released without charge and with no further action.
the democracy village has called out for more people to join them in parliament square to resist a possible eviction attempt in the next few days leading up to the state opening of parliament next tuesday the 25th may.
they hold an open village meeting every day at 7pm and all are welcome.
this evening, they were joined, and offered solidarity to, hundreds of tamils, who flooded the square to mark a year's anniversary of the sri lankan government's purge of their land. an independent report released yesterday by the international crisis group has condemned sri lanka of genocidal crimes citing that most deaths in the 'no fire zone' were at the hands of the authorities, and that more than 75,000 people ar unaccounted for.
tens of thousands of innocent people are still being held a year later in desparate conditions in sri lankan concentration camps.
pics courtesy of a 'concerned citizen'
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