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38 held for protesting death of Tamil civilians in SL

At least 38 people were arrested on Friday for protesting the killing of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, police said. The protesters were on a road leading to the Sri Lanka's deputy high commissioner's office in Chennai.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2009 12:38 IST

At least 38 people were arrested on Friday for protesting the killing of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, police said. The protesters were on a road leading to the Sri Lanka's deputy high commissioner's office in Chennai.

Most of the arrested are students, according to the police.

Staff at the deputy high commissioner's office did not see or hear the protests, but saw it on television news, diplomatic sources said. The sources added that they have full confidence in the law and order machinery of Tamil Nadu.

Security had been tightened outside the mission in south Chennai on Thursday after a man set himself on fire outside a building housing central government offices to protest the killing of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, triggering a mob attack on a Bank of Ceylon branch.

A sub-inspector and three constables have been placed under suspension for the attack on the bank.