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Breaking the Silence Journal London School of Economics

Breaking the Silence Journal London School of Economics

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17 November 201
'Breaking the Silence', a series of university exhibitions began early last week, with students at the London School of Economics & Political Science LSE! holding an exhibition raising awareness of genocide and detailing the ongoing human rights crisis in Sri Lanka"#unning a stall on $oughton Street, the main street within LSE, members of both the LSES% amil Society and LSES% mnesty (nternational Society cam)aigned to raise awareness amongst students, through a combination of )osters, artwork, and informative conversation"Students voiced their shock and disgust at the lack of retros)ective action, while also condemning the decision to host the recently concluded *ommonwealth $eads +f overnment -eeting in Sri Lanka, with one student describing it as,.a s)it in the face of the international community, and all the *ommonwealth stands for."
he /ice0President of the amil Society, elaborated on why she felt the BS series was crucial, stating, .s a amil )erson, the emotional connection to this event is obvious" By raising awareness amongst the general student )o)ulation, we wish to show )eo)le why we feel Sri Lanka is a genocidal state and why we fight so hard for 1ustice" here would be no )oint in having a amil society if we forget about our homeland 0 we must ensure this ty)e of cam)aigning continues through the year."he LSES% mnesty (nternational Society were also e2ually as )assionate in their conviction against Sri Lanka's human rights record, collecting over 344 signatures for a )etition calling for an investigation into the government's actions during the ethnic conflict against innocent civilians"  re)resentative voiced their discontent, saying how,
.the barbaric and atrocious crimes which ha))ened in and are still ha))ening in Sri Lanka needs recognition 0 ( can not believe it is so
 under)layed in 5estern media."

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