Jallikattu Protest In London/Colombo: The protests for lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport Jallikattu have spread to other countries as well beyond India, especially where the Tamil Population is at large.

Hundreds of Tamils who have put up in UK have come together to organise and protests in favour of Jallikattu this week in London and across the United Kingdom.

The protest group includes London Tamil Sangam, British South Indians, and World Tamil Organisation. Protests were held outside the Indian High Commission in London on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Protests are also planned in the city of Leeds in England and Dublin in Ireland.

The protesters have been carrying placards and chanting slogans in Tamil like, We need Jallikattu and Jallikattu is our identity.

The group in UK/London has prepared a petition for the Indian High Commission, in support of Jallikattu, "We, Indians living in the UK, have consistently shown our support to the conduct of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. We are gathered here to morally support our brothers and sisters that are leading the peaceful protestations in Alanganallur, Madurai district of Tamil Nadu." As quoted in the favor of Jallikattu .

In Sri Lanka, protest was held in the Tamil minority dominated northern capital of Jaffna.

Thousands held placards which said 'Why ban it when it is our culture' and 'This is a valued tradition lets permit it'.

Tamilans in Australian have also joined the ongoing protest against the ban on Jallikattu by holding peaceful demonstrations in Melbourne and Sydney.
In India, the fight against the ban still continues at the Marina Beach in Chennai here nearly 15000 protesters still demanded the return of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The protest is mostly done by the youngsters.

Several podiums have been built in the Marina Beach from where the speakers are controlling the crowd movement. Here and there are Food stops have been built, where volunteers are giving out hot sambar and rice, curd and biriyani. For the thirsty, there are steaming cups of tea and samosas.

Most of the crowd here is pulled after talks in social media with each individual trying to bring yet another f his friends and family members.

The protest is further going to escalate over the weekend when several of film stars are about to join the protest and especially the holidays on Saturday and Sunday in the IT companies will further escalate the fight  

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