Monday, May 11, 2009

Tamil protesters close down Gardiner Expressway – Pathetic Loosers

Tamil protesters have made their way onto the Gardiner Expressway tonight, closing six-lanes of traffic in both directions and attracting a massive police contingent. Police put out a city-wide alert, calling for all available officers to the highway at Spadina Avenue. Some officers were reportedly hurt on the scene.

Two weeks ago, thousands of protesters began a five-day demonstration in front of the U.S. Consulate on University Avenue to draw attention to the on-going civil war in Sri Lanka. The protest, which shut down the thoroughfare between Dundas and Queen streets, was mostly peaceful; police arrested 15 people, charging them with mischief and breach of peace.

"There are minor inconveniences that are attached to any demonstration," Police Chief William Blair told media at the time.

"The inconvenience of these demonstrations is a small price to pay to be such a diverse and international community."

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