'Britain, act now'
Some 100,000 demonstrators marched through central London on Saturday to demand a truce in Sri Lanka, as similar protests were held in Scandinavia and Paris against Colombo's offensive on Tamil rebels.
Waving flags and placards and chanting for a truce, they streamed through the city's main Trafalgar Square en route for Hyde Park, led by a large banner reading "Britain act now! Immediate and permanent ceasefire in Sri Lanka."
A spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said that an estimated 100,000 people were on the march, while three arrests had been made for public order offences.
The Tamil community in Britain numbers about 250,000 to 300,000 and had staged several large protests in London in recent weeks.
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Image: Sri Lankan Tamil supporters listen to speeches during a rally in London's Hyde Park at the end of a march through central London, in protests against the Sri Lankan government on Saturday, April 11, 2009.