‘Jaffna Boys’ harass Tamil movie fans in UK
Thugs have launched a campaign of violence and intimidation against
moviegoers watching a Tamil film in the UK.
The fanatics - believed to be members of the notorious Jaffna Boys -
abused an entire cinema audience going to see the Tamil film Aegan in
Two days earlier, windows were smashed at Ayngarun Video, a shop
owned by the film’s distributors, Ayngarun International, in Tooting
In Sunday’s chaotic attack at Cineworld cinema in Southside Shopping
Centre, one man in his 20s was punched in the face and another
It kicked off after a group of men turned up at the ticket office,
off Garratt Lane, before the screening to protest against the movie.
Cops said the suspects started talking to film fans in the queue
about Sri Lankan and Indian politics but no one would listen.
A 25-year-old man told them he wasn’t interested but was blocked from
buying tickets as the group warned him not to go in.
Then, around 10 minutes into the film - which started at 9.30pm -
witnesses said two or three men went into the cinema and started shining
lights into people’s faces.
The suspects went out and returned again to shout at the audience,
intimidated them and demand that everyone leave.
A spokesman for Wimbledon-based Ayngarun International told the South
London Press the campaign was sparked by internet rumours. He said:
“There have been things written on Tamil websites about two of the
actors in the film who apparently questioned whether they should take
part in a demonstration in India.
“The demonstration was in support of people in war-torn Sri Lanka,
something which is a very sensitive and emotional subject. South London