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Police disperse large protest in Kenton as woman on ‘hunger strike’

Police dispersed a large protest in Kenton Road today after hundreds of people showed their support for a woman on hunger strike.

A British Tamil woman who has reached the 17th day of her hunger strike in Kenton and has reportedly urged the British government to “open its doors to justice in good faith”and exhort the rest of the international community to endeavour towards delivering justice for the Tamil people, in a statement released last week.

Footage of the protest held in Kenton, Harrow has been uploaded and shared across social media and on the Harrow Online Crime Watch group on Facebook.

Police disperse large protest in Kenton as woman on ‘hunger strike’ Harrow Online
Ambihai Selvakumar Protesting in Kenton.
Credit: Sivakurunathan Kavinthan

Ambihai Selvakumar has been drinking only water since the hunger strike began and the protest has been gathering media attention from around the world. 

“As Tamil people and human rights activists have come together to lend support to her (Ambihai’s) non-violent protest, the TNPF is also working in conjunction with them,” the TNPF stated as reported in the Tamil Guardian. 

Police disperse large protest in Kenton as woman on ‘hunger strike’ Harrow Online
Police present today on Kenton Road to disperse the protest. Credit: Leen Leens

Mrs Selvakumar, has not eaten any food and only been drinking water, she has been demanding for the international community to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Police disperse large protest in Kenton as woman on ‘hunger strike’ Harrow Online
Credit: Sivakurunathan Kavinthan

Met Police told Harrow Online:”Police attended a protest in Kenton Road, Harrow on Sunday, 14 March. Officers engaged with those present and they subsequently dispersed.

“One man was arrested at the scene but subsequently de-arrested.”

Police disperse large protest in Kenton as woman on ‘hunger strike’ Harrow Online
Police outside the property in Kenton today.
Police disperse large protest in Kenton as woman on ‘hunger strike’ Harrow Online
Police at the scene today in Kenton.