Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tamil Protesters Block Downtown Toronto Highway

Tamil protesters blockade Toronto highway.

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At about 6:00 pm this evening (Sunday, May 10th, 2009) a group of Tamil Protesters stormed several police officers trying to prevent them from accessing the Gardiner Expressway and closed the highway in both directions. The following pictures show the events as they transpired beginning at about 6:00 pm.

I have 600+ pictures taken this evening. If any members of the Toronto Police, OPP, or the media would like any additional pictures, please contact me at jmackenziesanfrancisco@gmail.com.

The protest ended shortly after midnight. A massive protest by Toronto's Tamil community that shut down the Gardiner Expressway for more than six hours last night ended shortly after midnight. The end came shortly after a representative in Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff's office promised to bring up the demonstrators' cause - sanctions against the Sri Lankan government until it enters into a ceasefire with Tamil rebels in the country's north - in Parliament. Not sure what to think of this - did Ignatieff validate the protest and perhaps unintentionally encourage more of the same?























































141 comments:

  1. great photos but what a huge pain in the butt!

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  2. excellent pics mate

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  3. awesome pics thanks for sharing

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  4. fantastic pictures!
    The police should have these pictures, as the protest claim that a police bike was not affect...These pictures tell a different story...

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  5. great post.. thanks for the share

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  6. get a tripod
    but thanks for the journalism

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  7. mike (a concerned retiree)May 10, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Now that the authorities have allowed these young folks to take controll of out City we can expect more mass rioting that will result in huge costs to all taxpayer now and in th future. MJT, Etobicoke

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  8. Well done!
    Make sure you don't miss thier removal, that should be interesting.

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  9. Very nice set. Thanks for posting these.

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  10. A black day in Canada history. this is not right way to protest. police have to strict.

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  11. Great Pics, Thanks for Posting.

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  12. These protesters want ceasefire which is buying time for LTTE to regroup, hope this does not happen, LTTE leaders needs to be eradicated. I am neither pro or anti, but LTTE has done to much of bloodshed

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  13. Nice shots. Too bad the cops can't hose them down with water cannons like they do with soccer hooligans in Europe. Back home, I saw a guy get blown right through a cafe window with those things.

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  14. great pics! hopefully this can be resolved soon. In the meantime, further images would be awesome, CP24 is giving some lame repetitive coverage

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  15. Man... I think the Metro Police do a difficult, yet amazing job.. but they look wimpy in these pics! They was OWNED!

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  16. Clearly, there is something wrong here when these LTTE Terrorist Group supporters break through police cordon and the media is still calling them peaceful protesters. Arrest those who broke the barrier and send the rest home with a warning to stay there!! Where are the rights of the rest of Toronto's Citizens??

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  17. We need to organize counter-protests and take our city back. Let's set up right next to their HQ by the US consulate. If they stay there, then fine, we won't badger them too badly. But when they start to move from there to blockade our city, we stop them. The politicians won't do it. The police won't do it. It's up to us to take our city back from these terrorists.

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  18. Great pictures, be sure to stay up for the removal it should be interesting once they get the woman and the kids in strollers out of the way.

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  19. So Sad that they have their children in strollers at 10:30 pm using them as shields at the front of the line- How sad, i pity them as they are totally at a lost of reality. You really think Protesting in this manner will improve your cause??

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  20. Nicely done... amazing to see the amount of police officials who must cover this instead of their usual 'beat'.

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  21. a sad ass third world city with a gutless mayor...pathetic. Get these assholes off the road and deport them tomorrow.

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  22. Thanks for sharing these photos, keep uploading!!!

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  23. If the Tamils had any sort of back bone they would be either doing this at the United Nations or else doing it in Sri Lanka. Their civil war has nothing to do with Canada.

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  24. Criminals have more rights in this country - that is the problem with Canada. We let in all refugess freely and sadly many of them are criminal elements that bring their past here - easier to skim a few debit cards or steal credit cards than get a job. Our healthcare is also pretty good. I would love to see them try this in NYC or Washington. Toronto has become the United Nations and that tells you what a joke this city has become. Toronto is under siege and nothing is being done by the police.

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  25. Fucking terrorist.

    No wonder Tamil Tiger is classified as a terrorist group. Look at this. The supporters are exactly like the Tamil motherfuckers.

    Fuck you Tamil terrorist and all the supporters. You are all going down.

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  26. Well said- a city under siege. Bicycles being thrown at cops and nothing being done- you try that in any other part of the city and you probably would be in custody- but not here because we need to be sympathetic?- great pictures.

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  27. Erick - hey, where's your photos? f.uck off.

    These are fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  28. http://casiestewart.com photos and video!

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  29. Maybe if the protesters were able to see what their actions looked like from an outsiders point of view - they may reconsider their tactics. It is hard to sympathize and mobilize aid for a group that acts very much like a splinter terrorist organization.....funny when you read any of the tamil organizations websites - they are devoid of any unsupportive commentary.....

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  30. Get the fuck off the Gardiner!

    Canada can't help every group in the world who think they are being oppressed or slaughtered. It is simply not feasable.

    Don't bring your problems to this peaceful country: we're not interested.

    Awesome pics btw!!

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  31. These few lone police officers are hero standing up for the freedom of "real Canadians" I appreciate their bravery against a horde of egg sucking ferrets. Each one should get a medal. The Tamils here should also get some metal for their chests too! :)

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  32. Time to rent a big ass boat and send all them fuckers back. I'm sick of new Canadians stirring shit up. Neither of my parents were born here. They just worked and raised a family, adapt or go home.

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  33. Is it just me or are Tamils the ugliest looking race on the planet? They remind me of rodents scurrying around in the corners and dark crevices of society. They are one fucking ugly mother fucking cocking sucking incestuous blight on this country. What fucking Liberals allowed them into Canada in the first place? Who????

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  34. These clowns are pathetic!
    Arrest each and every one of them and then deport them for their criminal records upon conviction!!
    Lets see how far the protest gets in their native country.

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  35. Actually, not all Tamils are Terrorist. Not all individuals devoid of discussion...

    All problems can be solved - it just takes a positive person, to make it one stepping stone at a time - one person at a time...

    May not be the smartest move on these protestors side... but it seems like the subject matter at hand is very delicate & emotional in their minds...

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  36. Didnt Canada already pledge $3M towards AID? what will this protest accomplish? I understand the plight of the displaced refugees but what message did the one going on tonight put forward?

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  37. Wow... not only is Canada full of "dirty rodent immigrants"... looks like we have a few members from the neo-nazi party too - yaaayyy - hail hilter!

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  38. These protesters are still out there protesting right now. They are really blocking up the Gardiner, I wonder how the police will get them off the Gardiner.

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  39. Looking at how rascist some of you are, you should be left right in the middle of the war zone with no food, no medicine and left there to starve and die with hunger! Then you will learn the value of a life! These Canadians have just the same rights as you do to stay in Canada and exercise their rights. Yes, blocking the Gardner may be going too far, but they have no other way to get the message out, and make the government take some action on it!

    By the way, great pitures! Offers a much more detailed view of the protest.

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  40. Nice shots dude! I am sick of people saying the kids were used in the late hours as front line protestor. Think about the number of children dying at this hour, compared to that this is nothing. I have two children as well and I take them to these things then only people known the pain of others.

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  41. Has anyone read what the latest reporter to be arrested/deported had to say? Any aid money sent to the country will ultimately be used as funds for IDP camps ...http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29321 why would our country support this effort? I am not without heart - I am without clear understanding of how we are expected to help stop this genocide....and how blocking the roadways of your fellow Torontonians is expected to galvanize a city's reaction and generate the ceasefire? How about a trip to Ottawa and a meeting with the PM's office with a well executed argument/plan for Canadian assistance (beyond the 3M just pledged)?

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  42. this is terrorist action - we are being held hostage and no one will come to our assistance...

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  43. +1 For the water cannon idea. If they really want to protest why don't they go back to their country and do it there!

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  44. I guess they are finished in SriLanka and now they will ask for a 'homeland' in Canada. Won't be surprised if these people pick up 'arms' here in Canada. Scraboroughian.. .. . ..run!!!!! This is absolute and sheer nonsense. Shame on these guys.

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  45. Great work - I hope the resolution is high enough so they can catch these scoundrels.

    Seeing our police being assaulted is terrible.

    I hope they lock up the lot of them and stick them on the next boat back to Sri Lanka.

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  46. Oh great, Ignatieff caved in to their terrorist demands. With this precedent we can look forward to many more terrorist groups shutting down our highways at random to get what they want. This is a dark day for Toronto.

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  47. Pepperspray, teargas, tazers, clubs and more cops were necessary in this situation.

    sadly the Police didn't have the manpower to beat back these nitwits.

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  48. why are you guys talking with no understanding of the history involved in this war? They did fcking protest in sri lanka...and they got killed for it. The did "gandi" type protest to get back their rights as citizens of Sri Lanka..and they got butchered. Now the government is taking it to a new level. In this fcking country, we put people who treats dogs badly in jail, but yet we can' help the people who are being tortured in their country with no mercy. Blocking the highway is stupid, agreed. But, what other choice do they have?.. they have been fcking protesting for weeks now with no improvment. It's amazing how much coverage they get when do one illegal thing but when they follow the rules, they get one min of news at the end. Stop being selfish guys, and maybe if you guys support them, canada will listen. 3000 people killed in one day, I wonder what you will do if your mother gets tortured and killed? Maybe you'll worry about how to clean the blood in your house rather than fcking saving your mom. Just feel for them guys. Their pain is immessurable.

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  49. "The protesters said they will not stop blocking the Gardiner Expressway until they met with a representative from Dalton McGuinty's office and got a promise for a clear course of action to stop the war in Sri Lanka."

    ...and they would also like a pony, and mom and dad to get married again.

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  50. The blatant racism, xenophobia, and hatred in these posts disgusts me. My family has sent 4 generations of men and women into our armed forces to support human rights around the world. Sad to say, they also defended the rights of all of you uneducated, garbage spewing Canadians as well. We are all citizens of the wider world, not just our little corner of it. "For evil to prevail, good men must do nothing". These people refuse to 'do nothing', and I fully support them in their struggle.

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  51. I'd like to suggest to my fellow Canadians and to my fellow Torontonians that we boycott any and all Tamil owned/operated businesses in Toronto. A partial list can be found here: www.tamilcanadian.com/biz/index.php

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  52. How selfish can these posters be? Canada is one part of the whole world damn it. IF canada is getting bombed and tortured im sure the rest of the world will stand up for you guys!...Stand up for the tamils even though they dont have oil for you guys to steal.

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  53. Well these are great pics showing how inconsiderate the Tamils really are. Iam personally sick and tired of these people taking over our city for there own political gains that only will help a small portion of people in the world. Well I have to agree with some of the comments here, Blockading a major roadway will not make the tamils any friends for there cause. They all need to be locked up forr all their BS. The Conservitives to care about their votes as they never had any of the tamils left wing votes in the first place.
    With them assulting police officers they should be forcably removed and banned from any type of protests as they can't seem to not block major roadways in the city of toronto. David Miller get the boys in blue to do what they have to with force if nessicary to remove them as rapidly as possible. No dilly Dalling and just get the damn job done. Bringing kids is just un concivable for me, to me they are being used as shields so the police don't forcably remove them. Sri Lanka is only defending themselves from the Terrorist Tamil population and innocents do die in war and that it a shame when it happends but it can't sometimes be prevented. Maybe we all who disagree with the Liberals and the NDP when they pull some of their shit should protest in the same way these Tamils are, we may get the same results but I highly doubt that we will be sucsessful like these complete idiots are.

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  54. "IF canada is getting bombed and tortured im sure the rest of the world will stand up for you guys!...Stand up for the tamils even though they dont have oil for you guys to steal."

    It's not often other countries get involved with a civil war, let alone in support of a group that wants to seceded. Madness.

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  55. http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/international_politics/grim+scenes+at+sri+lankan+camps+/3126257
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfKzlFP4P0g

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  56. Vinoth vini4ever@hotmail.comMay 11, 2009 at 1:18 AM

    I now realize how selfish people can be everyone is thinking oh god my city my job my care well u know what fuk it and fuk you people are trying to stop a genocide that's happening thousands of people getting killed by the hour and u racist fuks care about 80 dollars. Open your fucking eyes and be fucking human there's not thousands of protestors out there for fucking fun playing tic tac toe on the expressway their there for a reason trying to save lives unlike you selfish fucks trying to go buy a hot dog downtown and cry when u know u can't when the highways shut down open ur eyes and be human and try to give a fuk about others and you would be happy in life

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  57. I agree, the violence in Sri Lanka must stop. The LTTE should lay down their arms.

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  58. Tamil Tigers are freedom fighters. That's why protesters are carrying Tamil Tiger flags. If Tamil Tigers are terrorists why would the protesters carry their flag??

    Anyways friend, Excellent pictures. Thank you for posting those great pictures. I should say those pictures are way better than the video that we have been seeing in the TV channels. Great job!

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  59. All of you people keep saying go back to your country and protest...FIRST OF ALL...IF WE COULD WE WOULD..SECOND OF ALL...FROM WHITE TO WHATEVER DECENT...WERE ALL IMMIGRANTS...THIS COUNTRY (CANADA) BELONGS TO THE NATIVES...SO DONT CALL US IMMIGRANTS WEN ALL OF YOU PEOPLE ARE AS WELL..YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TELL US WHAT TO DO...WE APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR LOSS OF TRAFFIC..BIG WHOOP..YOU CARE THAT CHILDREN ARE OUT LATE...BUT THERE IS CHILDREN DYING BACK HOME..1000 EACH AND EVERY DAY...IF WE COULD WE WOULD GO BACK AND FIGHT..BUT WE CANT..YOU PEOPLE THINK THE LTTE ARE TERROIST BECAUSE THE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED THAT, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW? IS THERE MEDIA EVEN ALLOWED? YOU WONT KNOW THE TRUTH TILL YOU SEE A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY DEAD. LTTE ARE FREEDOM FIGHTERS..AND WERE GONA BE HERE PROTESTING HELPING OUR PEOPLEE ANY WAY WE CAN...DONT BE SELFISH..YOU GUYS CLOSE THE DVP AND EVERYTHING ELSE FOR PARADES AND WALKS...YOU WILL NEVER REALIZE THE PAIN OF OUR SUFFERINGS TILL YOU SEE THE MEDIA COVERAGE FROM THE WAR ZONE.

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  60. Thank You For These Pictures! I wish the media can see the real truth of the "bike incident"

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  61. "If Tamil Tigers are terrorists why would the protesters carry their flag?? " <--- who can argue with circular logic like this?

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  62. we give you refugee status here and this is how you repay Canada?!
    I got a solution: work the low end jobs here like mcdonalds, gather some money and wire it to your terrorist organization back home so they can buy the firepower/arsenal needed to fight the war. Then if you want, send your ass over there to volunteer for your cause instead of asking Canada to do it for you !

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  63. hail hilterShouldn't you be strapping on the Semtex to help liberate these people? Or are you a chicken hawk leftist who wants other people to die in liberation struggles, but not your safe, white ass? At least in the '30s you @ssholes had the balls to go to Spain. F#ck you, chicken hawk.

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  64. Great pictures. I am Tamil and while I don't agree with the Tamil protesters blocking the highway. I think that is taking a protest a little too far.

    However to all of those who say `send them back,` I am Canadian. I pay taxes. I have voted in every election since I was 18. I performed jury duty. This is my home and I am here to stay.

    FACT: Tamil Canadians came to Canada in the 1980s under a Conservative government not Liberal.

    FACT: Sri Lanka charges $10,000 for dual citizenship. Most Tamil Canadians hold ONLY Canadian citizenship.

    FACT: There have only been about 5000 protesters. There are 200,000 Tamil Canadian in the GTA.

    I also have every right to demand that my government recall my ambassador to Sri Lanka.

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  65. Grow up, Toronto. You want to be a "world class" city? Well then, you have to put up with a protest now and again. You had to wait 15 minutes on the Gardiner? Granted, it's an unattractive locale, but cry me a river! The little wieners shrieking "Death to the Tamils" and heaving around the F-bomb because a road was blocked, for heaven's sake, are worse than pathetic. Better not waste the army on this, Toronto, 'cause you're going to need them next winter to come and pull you out of the snow, you big babies. Hey, out here in the West the highways get blocked too, and not just by snow (which we don't need the army to help us with), but also, now and then, by (native) Indians. You know, the ones who were here before we were, so we can't all whine about how they should be sent home if they won't shut up. (That land bridge to Asia? It's gone.) Here's some advice on how to deal with it. Bring a good book so you can read while you sit. Be polite and sympathetic to any protesters you meet - you might learn something useful, and even if you don't they likely outnumber you. And, like I said, grow up!

    Good pictures. A useful service now that journalists don't do journalism any more.

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  66. I wonder if there's a difference between Natives protesting in Canada and Tamils protesting in Canada...

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  67. Amazing photos, great posting. I'm glad I wasn't stuck in that traffic, but if I was, it would be an incredible experience to witness, no matter the inconvience. I feel bad for everyone suffering in warzones, particularly in ugly situations like this.

    As usual, the racist thugs who insist on exposing their ignorance to the world sicken me. You can disagree with disruptive civil disobedience without making an ass of yourself. Thank you too all the normal healthy intelligent people who took the racist jerks to task for their hate.

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  68. FIRST OF ALL....MR. GO WORK AT MCDONALDZ, TAMIL TIGERS ARE NOT TERROISTS, SO STOP TALKING SHIT! AND SECOND OF ALL, IF WE COULD SEND MONEY BACK HOME TO SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY WE WILL, OBVIOUSLY DUMB ASS WE CANT...YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON, SO DONT TALK SHIT! TAMIL TIGERS: FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

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  69. WHITE CANADIANS, ARE RACISTS! THIS IS NOT EVEN YOUR OWN DAMN COUNTRY! WERE ALL IMMIGRANTS! YOU ARE AN IMMIGRANT YOURSELF, SO DONT ACT AS IF YOU RUN THIS COUNTRY....TO PROVE THE WAY YOU PEOPLE ARE..GOD GAVE US OBAMA...SO KEEP YOUR RACIST COMMENTS TO YOURSELF.

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  70. Anonymous said...
    Is it just me or are Tamils the ugliest looking race on the planet? They remind me of rodents scurrying around in the corners and dark crevices of society. They are one fucking ugly mother fucking cocking sucking incestuous blight on this country. What fucking Liberals allowed them into Canada in the first place? Who????
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    FIRST OF ALL...DONT FUCKING TALK SHIT ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE...YOU HAVE NO LIFE COMMENTIN CRAP...YOU DONT CARE ABOUT ANY SHIT THAT'S GOING ON...DO U FUCKIN NOE WHAT WERE FIGHTING FOR...DONT FUCKIN ACT LIKE THIS IS YOUR DAMN COUNTRY...YOUR PROBABLY A FUCKIN IMMIGRANT YOURSELF..SO SHUT THE FUCK UP! SECOND OF ALL...WE VOTE, WE PAY TAX...WE HAVE EVERY DAMN FUCKIN RIGHT TO PROTEST THE WAY WE WANT..YOU CAN FUCKIN WALK AROUND WITH A BUNNY..BUT WE CANT FIGHT FOR HUMANITY...FUCK OFF!

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  71. YOU PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY EXPECTING US TO FIGHT BACK WHEN WE LEFT FROM THE GARDINER...DREAM AGAIN ALRIGHT..WERE NOT VIOLENT...WE KNOW THE WAYS OF HOW TO BE PEACEFUL..ITS THE STUPID REMARKS YOU PEOPLE GIVE OUT THAT'S SO DAMN LAME..YOU GUYS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR THE WAY YOU TALK...HONESTLY YOU DONT EVEN HAVE A HEART IF YOU TALK SO MUCH SHIT.

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  72. Piss off..all you fucking bleeding heart Tamils and Marxist supporters, just fuck off..we are Canadians..my family has been here since the 1760's, and btw, it was white Europeans who came to this land first, not the Eurasians,as evidenced by Kenewick man..so STFU.. don't play us for saps, because we have just about had it with interlopers who abuse our generous nature.

    Tell me, how does one bus tens of thousands of 'citizens' to a rally, for days, every week,and still be considerd 'productive citizens" ?

    How many Tamils at the the rally were on welfare (payed by me) and/or refugees? Many i suspect..How dare you use your infants as props in this game you play!!

    This is not our fight, but if you are really keen, why don't some of you firebrands go back and try to change the outcome..know why not? Because you are too comfortable enjoying the fat of the land here in peaceful Canada.

    Know why your dollars don't go as far to support your losing cause? The Canadian govt. has shut your pipeline off by declaring the LTTE as a terrorist org.No doubt millions were lost from the inability to shake down the Tamil ex-pats in Toronto.

    As a 27 year veteran of the CAF, who has served his country well, how dare you fly my flag next to and beneath your terrorist flag. Your flag should be torn down and burnt for even being in close proximity to my country's flag.If you feel like being a martyr,by all means go back home and become one for your cause.

    I urge all readers to remember that Ignatieff,leader of the Liberal party, the traitorous bastard, is trolling for votes..We will remember Iggy...we will remember..

    Kursk

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  73. wow - I guess they never your 27 years as a veteran might have been better spent with some sensitivity training...

    Kursk, you claim that everyone at these protests on a Sunday are non-working, immigrants on welfare?!

    Half the Tamils in my generation are pursuing higher education & contributing to the workforce through professional careers... $10 bucks says my paycheck contributes more to welfare than yours ;)

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  74. anonymous..I was paid to be a soldier, not a social worker.

    I did not claim 'everyone' at the rally was on welfare... perhaps you are in need of some reading comprehension. However, please tell me how thousands of working age adults can be bussed in to a rally (for days), if they are working? I suspect that many of them are sucking off the social teat.

    As far as higher education goes, good for the Tamils who participate in such nation building endeavors. Perhaps those studies would keep more of them off the streets. One can only hope.

    $100.00 says my contribution to society has made your world a bettter, and safer, place to live in.

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  75. Amazing Pictures........thanks for sharing

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  76. I wish the UN would call for a ceasefire between the racists and the caps-lockers in these comments.

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  77. SO TORONTO citizens were inconvenienced for less than a day SUCK IT UP, doesn't matter what side you are on, no government is doing shit so they had to take drastic action OBVIOUSLY their 'peaceful' protests even in summer were not getting anyone's attention, this one sure did!

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  78. It's not about 'inconvenience' you idiot.

    It's about what we tolerate in our 'rule of law' society.

    Let's see how tolerant you are when the next group decides to detonate themselves on the Yonge- Bloor line, because their voice was not being heard....

    Think that won't happen?

    The LTTE are the originators of the suicide bomb belt, the original 'attention getter', and its deadly shrapnel cares not a whit if you were for or agin the cause..

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  79. Btw..the protesters lost all rights to call their rally peaceful when they started hurling bikes and assaulting police.That they would use babies and small children as props for their cause (on a major highway overpass!!) is beyond reprehensible.

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  80. . Yes, Tamils did stupid think. It unlawfull. I am sorry. We are sorry.
    Fot those with racist comments.
    Who ever says "get out of this country". Let me say to you, this country belongs to Native Indians. Whoever says this must be an example and get out of Canada first. Ok.

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  81. Guys, Tamils make more than average salary of average Canadians. I do taxes for living. Let me also say this. Mark my words Tamils will be much higher position 5 years from now. Mark my words some of you will be treated by Tamil doctors soon. Wait and see.

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  82. while I agree with the reason's for the protest, I have issues with the behaviour of the protesters themselves. I work right in the middle of the protest that was on university ave... thanks to you, my co-worker had to be escorted to the subway by a police officer in full riot gear. my office buiding was used as a bathroom.... ya'll knew you'd be there for a long time, you should have gotten port-a-potties... I didn't appreciate having to smell the nastiness that was left on and around my building. You want respect, show a little to the Canadians whose support you want, and you're more likely to get it.

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  83. I saw some hot tamil chicks... Maybe they could try to marry canadian judges kids like the kadar's did...don't buy influence, marry it!

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  84. Looks like a war zone. Sad that a ignorant group with twisted priorities can shut down our city and suck up hundreds of thousands of $$ in resources. If you can't live in a civilized manner, go home Tamils. Take your baggage with you.

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  85. If whites are racist, then you are to, cause white is a colour not a race...everybody is a little bit racist...some have humor about it... obviously tamils are racist against sri....

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  86. btw

    So called native canadians are immigrants as well...the human genome project proves the migration of asians to north america...and Ojibway have european DNA...from the older migration of europeans thousands of years before asians.... look it up, then suck it up

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  87. The question is people acknowledge the suffering of the Tamils. How many of you even noticed and did anything about this Tamil genocide? I am asking this as I have contacted my MP on their behalf. If we do not listen this is what happens. One thing is obvious if our political leadership listens to them then I am sure they wouldn't have been out there. Harper?

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  88. Great pics! thanks for sharing.

    Anyone who still claims these people are terrorits need to do their homework. Thousands of people will not put their young children at risk, or hundreds of elderly will not just show up at the protest just for the 'heck of it' without a good reason.

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  89. No reasonable person can condone the atrocities being committed in Sri Lanka, but since when do many wrongs make a right?

    The Gardiner is open again for the time being, but University Avenue is closed today for the convenience of the terrorists. My neighbourhood has looked like these photos for the better part of the past two weeks.

    That's right, my neighbourhood. People actually live in the immediate vicinity of the American consulate. The commuters can leave the occupied zone eventually, but we can't. Neither can the patients of the hospitals in the neighbourhood: Sick Kids, Mount Sinai, Toronto General, Princess Margaret, Women's College and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

    In fact, the hospitals were instrumental in convincing the police to persuade their new masters to scale back the disturbance. Among other things, they had been violating the city noise bylaw with their non-stop drumming, chanting and a few feet from the windows of Sick Kids hospital.

    The noise is the least of our worries, however. Because a major artery is closed, traffic in a normally congested area is ridiculous. There are enough idiots ignoring traffic lights and one-way street signs to make walking dangerous for pedestrians.

    I've lived in this area for many years and have seen many smaller and less disruptive protests brutally stomped into submission within minutes. I've seen middle aged women hit and pushed around by police"men" half their age and twice their size. Why are the Tamil Tiger supporters getting all this cooperation from the authorities? They're a terrorist organization, outlawed by the Canadian government.

    If our police are afraid of retaliation from the Tamil Tigers, perhaps CSIS should be involved? Hell, maybe the US should intervene here and liberate downtown Toronto.

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  90. It's not a genocide, unless you are speaking of LTTE... then I fully support wiping that ideology of the face of the earth

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  91. great pics, great tactic -- direct action gets results.

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  92. How can Canadians be so ignorant:

    Human Rights Watch: Sri Lankan armed forces are committing war crimes
    United Nations: Sri Lankan government is causing blood bath in the no fire zone
    UN Sattellite: Evidenced heavy weaponary and ariel bombardment in the no fire zone declared by Sri Lankan government
    UK foreign Minister: "War without witness"
    Obama Administration: Unity of Sri Lanka needs to be reconsidered.
    Channel 4 (UK media): Produced independent video footage from inside the concentration camps and reported "rapes and murders are happening." Reporters expelled immediately from Sri Lanka.

    By the way, thanks for the photos.

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  93. Thanks for uploading the pictures.
    Everyone has to understand that these people out in the protest are fighting for a humanitarian issue. All you people who have been so heartless to give such rude comments THINK! what would you people do if your own blood.. your sisters and brothers were dying back in your home country due to lack of basic necessities that every human in the world should have access to regardless of their race!
    These bunch of protestors are expressing their emotions.. they have been doing on-going PEACEFUL protests since January.. but who has stepped in to take some kind of action? NOBODY. They have to go to an extreme to get some kind of help to help lives.
    Those people dying back in Sri Lanka don't deserve to die because they're TAMIL! OVer the weekend, nearly 6000 lives were killed, how can you people be so selfish and think about your daily lives while many lives are being taken away in such a brutal way. When it all comes down, we're humans!
    According to me, THIS WAS THE RIGHT WAY TO PROTEST.
    These protestors won't stop until a solution is found.
    And for you people who are being so selfish and rude, take some time to research on wht is happening in Sri Lanka and then Talk!

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  94. These protestors are not TERRORISTS...
    they are TAMIL CANADIANS!
    they have the same rights in this country as any other person would.

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  95. This is disgusting.

    THEY ARE SUPPORTING A TERRORIST GROUP.

    What is happening over there is NOT OUR PROBLEM.

    If they are Canadian Citizens, they are our problem.

    If you don't like it, LEAVE AND GO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT - GO PROTEST OVER THERE.

    Breaking laws and using 14 year olds at your front line is horrendous - I hope you get NO support from Canada, and the rest of the world. Its a civil war for a reason

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  96. Hey Harry Marmot,
    You big tough cowboy you. You're a joke. Your province has completely sold out to the oil companies. You let them destroy the environment for money. You have no spine, no balls, and clearly no brains. Have you ever lived in a city that has over 10,000 people in it? Ever driven on a road with more than two lanes? Seen a traffic light? Go back to humping your cow in your backyard and stay out of the business of people who live in a real city.

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  97. It's a pity such racists dicks exsit today. Oh Canada.. my grandfather did not die for this country so racists can spill their disgusting remarks about other races. Canada is NO ONES. It is OURS. Tamils have EVERY RIGHT to protest. Suck it up scumbags. Tamils probably make $10,000 more then you anyways, with all their doctor and law degrees and such right? And obviously they take days off work. If your mom was dying, I'm sure you wouldn't give a fuck either. Pardon my French.

    - A proud Canadian

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  98. I'd suggest rather than copying the Tamils re a protest...it be done at City Hall...to show your displeasure at the abusive nature of the Charter of Rights by the Tamils.

    I'm sure the way this is being done by the Tamils is not what the government had in mind.

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  99. Blocking the Highway might be pushing it, But It clearly got the attention of Canada. Atleast now lets listen to these folks. Doing some research, I found out that the Sri Lankan government might be commiting a crime against humanity. The US, UK and france want a ceasefire but the Sri Lankan government is leaning against China. There must be some geo-political interest. Atleast we should imposed sanctions to stop the protesting tamils.

    Chris B.

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  100. They're being led by a bunch of 16 year old girls. Their group is just as irrational and emotional as their leadership. They must be stopped before further terrorist attacks on our cities infrastructure can be launched. Bring charges against many and get the rest of them back in school so one day they might actually contribute something positive to our society.

    I do feel sorry for the Tamil people who aren't part of these terrorist actions. Their culture's reputation will forever be tarnished in the eyes of Toronto. We will not forget what you did.

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  101. Wow you know I am not a big fan of protesters taking over public roads, but after reading the many racist comments here I say good for them. Canada has always been and will always be a peacekeeper in this world whether you ignorant people like it or not ... just because you don't know anything about what is happening in other parts of the world that doesn't mean it's not important.

    Respect to the Tamils for their patience ... they have been protesting since January apparently yet no one in the Harper government has paid any attention to the issues being raised. Just goes to show that the Harper government is made-up of a bunch of racists and anti-immigration extremists. Like our great Jason Kenny.

    And to all you racists out there ... you are the ones who should be deported ... just so you know this great country is built around hard-working immigrants and the only way to sustain this country is through immigration ... so if you don't like it YOU should leave!

    am not Tamil btw ... not even close ... but I sympathize with them.

    cheers
    Immigrants+Canada = great country

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  102. ARREST.THEM.ALL.

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  103. As CANADIAN CITIZENS, these people have all the right to protest. The protest by the tamil community began since nov/08, did any media even bother to cover just for 2 mins, NO..even if they did they have the Sri Lankan representitive talk against us and our protest. Its not like we want to be in the cold, rain and on the roads everyday, but when our blood is getting KILLED and treated worse than trash, not even the childrens can sit at home and watch their family die back home. We tired our best to keep the protest peaceful, but on mothers day when people all around the world are celebrating this special bond, our people are losing everything and everyone they have. When you hear that 3000 people died over night how can anyone be slient. WILL YOU?
    So before you get angry or annoyed by our actions, understand our feelings for a second and them talk.....because we are not protesting for nothing, we are protesting for HUMAN BEINGS AND THIER LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  104. As I see the numerous amount of racist comments, I feel disgusted and ashamed that we live in a world where no one has that sympathetic feeling towards a live. I AM NOT A TAMIL, but I highly respect their feelings and emotions towards what's happening in Sri Lanka. I have been educated these past few months on what's happening. There are many internally displaced Tamils living in Sri Lanka where they get treated like garbage on the floor. Where do you hear news lyke hospitals and orphanages being bombed? where do you hear women and men getting put into secret camps and being stripped and having their hands and legs tied up? Where do you hear Tamil Women getting forced to sign a document in another language to have their child aborted? THIS IS ALL HAPPENING TO INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS IN SRI LANKA AT THE MOMENT. Every minute, there is some one in that country dying.. some one running away from the sound of a bomb.. some one crying from seeing their loved one dead.. SO YOU SAYY THAT THESE TAMIL PROTESTORS ARE A DISRUPTION AND THEY ARE TERRORISTS? If you call these protestors TERRORISTS? What do you call the Sri Lankan government who has been doing these atrocious killings? TELL ME! These protestors are fighting for lives.. INNOCENT LIVES! There voices are not getting heard enough.. THIS PROTEST IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THEIR VOICES HEARD... it doesn't matter how many highways get blocked.. anyone or any country should stop the slaughter that is going on in Sri Lanka. You worry about the women and the young ones and the babies that are standing out in the protest.. i say They have a heart.. something that is missing in many Canadians who are writing such brutal and racist comments. Young ones and women and BABIES are getting killed in Sri Lanka in many ways that are soo brutal to be said.
    CANADA, PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE CRIES IN SRI LANKA AND LISTEN TO THE VOICES MADE BY THESE PROTESTORS!
    and pleaseeeee do not call them terrorists.. if they were terrorists. they wouldn't be carrying around their flag! They are figting to get their voices heard, that does not make them a terrorist in any way.
    You wouldn't feel the pain of a live unless it was your own or someone you loved.
    Don't spill out words too easily, and just try to think of situations in the eyes of these protestors.
    ONCE AGAIN, i'm not Tamil but I will support these protestors till they have a solution.

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  105. In responce to this:

    WHITE CANADIANS, ARE RACISTS! THIS IS NOT EVEN YOUR OWN DAMN COUNTRY! WERE ALL IMMIGRANTS! YOU ARE AN IMMIGRANT YOURSELF, SO DONT ACT AS IF YOU RUN THIS COUNTRY....TO PROVE THE WAY YOU PEOPLE ARE..GOD GAVE US OBAMA...SO KEEP YOUR RACIST COMMENTS TO YOURSELF.

    There's nothing racist about this but rather a fact... while indeed we are all immigrants to this land, there is a huge difference in your immigration compared to my ancestors. You came here to one of the youngest Countries in the world, and are using it for a better life while maybe not you, but most of your people contribute nothing to this country, but rather drain it of its wealth in terms of social services.

    European immigrants BUILT this country from the ground up. This wonderful city that you so seem to see fit to live in was built by us, and is used by you. We created Health Care and you use it. Yet we're both immigrants.

    The funny thing is, is that your country has been around for a few thousand years and mine a few hundred.

    If you want to start that argument, answer me why that when you chose to live in Canada, why you never chose to live anywhere that is not Toronto and try to build your own city?

    Honestly when I hear this 'we are all immigrants' bullshit, I just have to lay the smack down.

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  106. If someone kills your parents and you know who killed it and you have ample of evidences but when you say it outside and people around you are all silent and just continue with what they are doing, This is what you would be doing..Don't blame the Tamil community. they have the right and you didn't pay attention to them..and about European immigrants...To tell the true fact...European immigrants built this country with the money you stole from us, From SRi Lanka, India and china during the age of imperialism..so stop saying that you created everything and we are using it...THe food you enjoy the most now is chinese, Number 1 people in IT, Engineering and Medical are Indians, Tamils and Chinese. I didnt' choose to live in Toronto but I do like this country, I want to live in my own country where I'm responsible in building my own nation and for that I have lived in Canada payed my bloody damn taxes for everything and yet you say that you built it...You owed me a lot from what you stole when you were colonializing and you are still stealing my money and you are putting me down when i ask you to help my people because I'm doing all i can for you and you don't even care about what's happening to my cousins. I only came to Toronto because that was the choice given, any place around Canada I would have have went there, but right now I regret it because Canada is just a disgrace because of Stephen Harper who continuously discredited the name of peacekeeping which Canada took years to earn...

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  107. Send these terrorists back to where they belong ie sri lanka

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  108. Regarding the pictures..excellent..regarding the situation...it's unfortunate that things like this happen, however blocking the highway was unnecessary...but seriously, there are so many other countries in the world that also need help in every other way, and Canada can't always be the big brother bailing them out and babysitting them....Canada needs to work on fixing Canada first...just like how all those other countries need to fix themselves too (on their own)...I don't think Canada really wants to be like our "nosey neighbour, U.S." who butts in on everything and take over to try and be the "big brother" that no one wanted in the first place...fight your own battles, if Canada can't even take care of Canada first..how the hell is Canada supposed to help anyone else? Whatever...I've gotten to the point where if it doesn't affect me personally...I mind my own business...because I know I have bigger priorities in my life to take care of than to stick my nose into someone elses...and I suggest that some of you do the same. Lastly, regarding the ignorant "people" who posted with obscene and belligerent nature...do you idiots talk to your mothers with those mouths?! I'd personally take my belt off and lash the shit outta you dumbasses....you guys thought Jesus got it bad...you haven't seen nothing yet! And people say racism is dead..and left in the past...yeah right! No bloody way! Thanks to imbeciles like these guys! Canada is built and known by other countries to be one of the most multicultural countries in the world, which we are SUPPOSED to be proud of....but with you guys acting like this, makes you no better and no different than any other ignorant stupid bigot in the world, and I'm sure you all are proud of it...and you claim yourselves Canadians? Maybe Canada should tell you all to get out of the country, because you guys show nothing but disrespect, and we don't want you to represent Canada, because we are totally embarassed to have such morons living here. Bottom line...MIND YOUR OWN BLOODY BUSINESS YOU IGNORANT BASTARDS!!!!! Pfftt...whatever..I'm not going to waste any more of my precious time arguing with these dumbasses. Whatever floats their boat...And I'm sure many of you "normal, intelligent" people will agree with me.

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  109. So what exactly do the protesters actually want?

    More empty rhetoric about applying "diplomatic pressure" to Sri Lanka?

    A trade embargo?

    A blockade?

    Canadian Leopard tanks on the streets of Columbo?

    The Canadian Forces are stretched as it is in Afghanistan. There's no way we could fight a two front war and besides, given the general disdain for the Afghan mission, I doubt that the public would be particularly supportive of Canada playing the traditional role of the US as a world police man.

    The Tamils and their supporters are taking the attitude that any action, no matter how actually illegal, should be permitted as long as the cause is desperate enough.

    The Tamils say that these protests were necessary because nobody was paying attention and they weren't getting results. Well then...what will the Tamils do if these protests do not produce the required results? Are we to see Tamil suicide bombers detonating themselves?

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  110. Their usual tactic...take innocents and use them as shields in their fight.

    "Asked how she felt about the Tamil Tigers, who have led a three-decade rebellion for the creation of a Tamil homeland, she smiled. "When they started, they said they are fighting for the Tamil people, but if they say so, how can they shoot us?""

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  111. When these people attacked the police they should have had their asses handed to them by black batons. That's how things go.

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  112. First off i think in the video only one attacked the police

    U guys are all freaking hypocrits, as a woman i see in bars all the time how people just piss and fight

    this is a real issue, not some issue over women, drugs, sex or money...GROW UP

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  113. All you people who are talking about the tamil being terrorist and we came here as refugees, WELL Guess what all u poeple are refugees as well. You people came to canada only a few decades before us. Dont u be calling us one when you people are the discusting citizens of canada. you are right on one thing that canada is a peace keeping country. Again as i was saying atleast we are the kind that actually has a HOMELAND. For those who thing you are true Canadians well you people are the most discusting creatures, because you stole a whole country from the NATIVE and send them to the north(no diffent from what the Srilankans are doing), no wonder why you talk like this. If anyone has anything to say to this please de me a favour. Tell me one person that has Commented Above that is A NATIVE. someone who owns canada. I dont think anyone here is educated enough to learn and understand the history and politics of the world.
    Thank you

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  114. as always people want to see the bad and not the good

    what about all the pics of people protesting peacefully, candlelight vigils?

    u guys who follow this stuff are giving it the advertising they want...so haha in ur faces...

    this is why we see violence in movies and drugs on the street, because what's bad alwasy gets more attention than what's good...

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  115. Terrorists have attacked Canada and Liberal Party is patronising them.

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  116. I enjoy the Tamils on this comment thread trying to use the white-guilt card. It doesn't work anymore. If you believe in generation-continuous racial guilt,you're a disgusting racist.

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  117. And the message Ignatieff sends? Mob rule WORKS! Not getting what you want? Break the law with enough other people, inconvenience enough people, and you will get your way.

    So much for the rule of law in Canada if we don't get our act together and quickly.

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  118. Children, mothers and fathers are dying in Sri Lanka daily. That should be the concern. I am really disappointed in the racist comments.

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  119. I read some idiotic comment that Canadian Tamils were bussed in for the protest, and not out of conviction and choice formed by the bloody experience of the actions committed by Sri Lankan nationalist Singhalese government against their Tamil relatives and friends because of their ethnicity and right to political self-determination. This is a wake up call for politicians and bureacrats who are on the bank bench of what is a Tamil Genocide to unban the Tamil Tigers as terrorist organization after it was banned to do to the false propaganda by Sri Lankan Ministry of Information. Comeone anyone with common sense, why do the Tamils stand behind the Tamil Tigers, if what they say about forced recruitment of Tamils is true, instead of Tamils choosing to fight against an unjust and racist nationalist Singhalese regime, which has no interest in their welfare as they bomb Tamils and keep them in despicable internment camps and commit attrocious acts. Some of these journalists need to be educated in common sense.

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  120. Lord Soulbury produced the constitution of Sri Lanka in 1948 that provided the necessary safeguards for a democracy with a permanent Singhalese majority and Tamil minority. It was gentlemens agreement between the Singhalese and Tamil leaders that the constitution would be kept. However after escalating violence against Tamils fanned by Singhalese politicians with their electoral interests and anti-Tamil legislations by successive Singhalese Sri Lankan governments, the unimaginable happened. The old constitution was destroyed and new Singhalese nationalistic constitution was created of which all Tamil parties boycotted and Eelam the north east regained its sovereignty under international law, by the act of REVERSION OF SOVEREIGNTY, and an effective referendum was done in the North East Provinces was done which the overwhelming majority voted for the creation of Eelam. Then another dispicable act was done by the Singhalese government the 6th ammendment was passed which forbids this idea from being discussed by any democratic or electoral means. There was only one option available to the Tamils, where democracy is forbidden, the only thing available was armed resistance, and the Tamil Tigers came into existence. The following is the 6th Ammendment which forbids Tamils of their rightful claim after the old constitution protecting their rights was unilaterally destroyed by electoral will of the majority of Singhalese through their nationalist elected representatives ay head of the regime of Sri Lanka. That is mob rule, not the demonstration that took place against its offspring which is the physical and cultural genocide against Tamils.



    Violation of Freedom of Expression
    Sri Lankan style:
    6th Amendment
    to the Sri Lankan constitution:

    'No person shall directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka'.

    Anyone who contravenes that provision becomes liable to the imposition of civic disability for upto 7 years, the forfeiture of his movable and immovable property... the loss of his passport... the right to engage in any trade or profession... In addition if he is a Member of parliament, he loses the seat.

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  121. Re-edited

    Lord Soulbury produced the constitution of Sri Lanka in 1948 that provided the necessary safeguards for a democracy with a permanent Singhalese majority and Tamil minority. It was gentlemens agreement between the Singhalese and Tamil leaders that the constitution would be kept. However after escalating violence against Tamils fanned by Singhalese politicians with their electoral interests and anti-Tamil legislations by successive Singhalese Sri Lankan governments, the unimaginable happened. The old constitution was destroyed and new Singhalese nationalistic constitution was created of which all Tamil parties boycotted and the North and East provinces (Tamil Areas historically and currently) regained its sovereignty under international law, by the act of REVERSION OF SOVEREIGNTY. An effective referendum was done in the North East Provinces of which the overwhelming majority voted for the creation of Eelam. Then another dispicable act was done by the Singhalese government the 6th ammendment was passed which forbids this idea from being discussed by any democratic or electoral means. There was only one option available to the Tamils, where democracy and freedom is forbidden by law, the only thing available was armed resistance to fight for democracy and the rule of just law, and the Tamil Tigers came into existence. The following is the 6th Ammendment which forbids Tamils of their rightful claim after the old constitution protecting their rights was unilaterally destroyed by electoral will of the majority of Singhalese through their nationalist elected representatives who have successively headed the regimes of Sri Lanka. That is mob rule, not the demonstration that took place against the offspring of mob rule which is the physical and cultural genocide against Tamils.



    Violation of Freedom of Expression
    Sri Lankan style:
    6th Amendment
    to the Sri Lankan constitution:

    'No person shall directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka'.

    Anyone who contravenes that provision becomes liable to the imposition of civic disability for upto 7 years, the forfeiture of his movable and immovable property... the loss of his passport... the right to engage in any trade or profession... In addition if he is a Member of parliament, he loses the seat.

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  122. First they came on a boat, pleading for your help!
    Canada, you opened your arms, taking them in as refugees!
    Next they sold you on their fake sob stories of oppression.
    Out of guilt, you believed them & wanted to help them, their families.
    You asked them to come, and they came in loads with lot of help.

    From 90% of their staff infiltrated the Canadian embassy in Colombo.
    When the Liberals came to power, they saw the potential voters.
    So they opened the flood gates, making way for 1000 of terrorists.
    All the while they kept killing Sri Lankans, bombs, suicide bombs!

    They killed their own who didn't listen to them, who wanted peace.
    They even killed Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi for not supporting.
    Canada continued to pamper their new pet "tigers"
    They grew in numbers, infiltrated your politicians and media.
    Sri Lankans in Canada & all over the watched in pain, but no protests!

    Then 9/11 happened, world banned LTTE, but not in Canada!
    Quietly LTTE changed their spots, a ceasefire with help from Norway.
    Yet they collected funds from their diaspora as RCMP & CSIS warned.
    Liberals paid no attention, even attended their fund raisers.
    All the time we Sri Lankans around the world watched in pain!

    Then came Stephen Harper, with promises to ban them and he did!
    RCMP shut down their front WTM for funding terrorists.
    Still they continued their story, gaining sympathy, collecting arms.
    All the while we Sri Lankans all over watched in horror!

    New leadership came to Sri Lanka, with new hope & new beginnings!
    They launch a fight against terrorism just like US, UK and allies.
    World didn't pay attention, because they didn't think they coul.
    But the brave Sri Lankan forces kept on winning where others lost.
    We Sri Lankans watched & waited for the day terrorism is defeated.

    Still there no protests in Canada, No LTTE flags no blockage.
    Not until their leader had to pack up and leave his bunker.
    Now he is hiding behind women and children, help me diaspora!
    The Liberals shed crocodile tears, hoping for votes and more votes.
    They start protesting, first a small parade, then a huge rally.
    Media loves an underdog, a sad story even if it's about a terrorist.

    So they change their tune to Genocide, start yelling more.
    Out comes the Terrorist flag, they are now more than just diaspora.
    Next they held hands, take over the hill, slowly getting louder & bigger.
    Sri Lanka Forces rescued 100,00 hostages, as the world watched.
    Yet they paraded in London, Toronto asking for a ceasefire?
    All the while we Sri Lankans collected funds to help their kith & kin.

    The world watched as they cried, all the time under a terrorist flag.
    No attention, no sympathy, so they up their anti to make your life hard.
    First they block a street for days, chanting & drumming all night.
    Canada better listen.. they threaten, just as they did in Sri Lanka.

    They want what they want, no matter what and how they get it.
    They know your patience & tolerance, which they can count on.
    So they take over the highway, with women & children in front.
    Canadians are angry, yet they watch & wiling to listen.
    What now they ask, as we Sri Lankans watch quietly.

    We told you so Canada, that the tiger you nursed is no more a cub.
    It's snarling it's teeth at it's master, because it has no master!
    We lived with this animal, watched it grow, kill our people.
    It killed it's own big and small, we told you so, yet you didn't listen.
    They use children in war, and now in the front lines of the protests.

    We know this animal better than anyone, as it ravaged our villagers.
    Yet you listen to the animal not to the villagers who faced it's wrath.
    Now you wonder what's next, which we can predict, but will you listen?
    Look to their past we say, as it will lead you to what they could do.
    They want more of your attention, more and more till you can do no more!

    First comes the threats, which some have already heard here & on streets.
    Next are the hardships which too some of you have faced, even in traffic.
    Then the terror, of small and large, suicide and parcel bombs.
    First your streets, then the highway, what's left is easy to ponder.

    Sri Lanka had trains they bombed, you have subways to consider.
    They bombed our only Air Port and Canada has more than one.
    There killed all politicians who supported them, you have the LIberals.
    You can see where this leads to Canada, as we know you are smart.
    It's time you act and did something to protect your Canada.

    Soon the LTTE will be no more in Sri Lanka, peace will reign.
    The terrorist leader killed and others escaped to their safe heaven.
    Thats you Canada as you have allowed them to into your land.
    We Sri Lankans could sit and watch as it's our problem no more.
    Yet we won't as we care for about you, your country as our country.

    So Canada listen to us, when we ask you to Stand up & protect.
    LTTE spread hatred and violence, anger among teenagers.
    They poison their own children, Canada's future generation.
    Protect Canada from the Tamil Tiger Terrorists & sympathizers.
    We can only hope, you listen this time O' Canada!

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  123. Everyone is under the assumption that an elected democratic gouvernment cannot behave like true terrorists. If 300000 to 500000 tamils are terrorist supporters then there must be a reason. Would you not think? Folks, closing the highway is a reaction to what happened to innnocent civilians on that day. It is wrong, unlawful. If someone attacked your family member, you would naturally react. You dont need to be a terrorist or supporter of any kinda to behave like that. These are actions out of desperation to cry for help. Remove the word terrorism in your view and look at this issue as it is. In Italy, there was an earth quake few months ago. My Italian friends shared the tragic feelings with me. I empathize with them. That was natural disaster but this one is a prolonged gouvernment created genocide on tamils. Tamils will never attack Canada since their interest is only in backhome.

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  124. it sickens me on both sides when people start making points that are totally incorrect and forces me to wonder why the make them.

    i.e whites came here only a few decades before us.

    i.e terrorists have attacked canada

    LOL

    There will be a real danger if the government complies with these requests. That means that group of people with a common goal can basically hold the city hostage until they get what they want so long as they are equipped with 10 year old human female shields.


    They're basically saying, we will not stop until you meet our demands. The government has a real responsibility to decline this due to the way this is being forced on them.

    I'd suggest sending an example to people who commit crimes such as holding up one of the busiest roads in the world.

    Serious business is what could follow.

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  125. I can understand your right to demonstrate as every Canadian has that right but when you take over a highway and hold it ransom demanding to speak to a Gov Official that is no longer a peaceful demonstration. That in itself is a form of terrorism. What if someone had been seriously hurt during this? Some poor motorist on his way to visit his mother on MOTHERS DAY and everyone runs infront of the car that is travelling at 100 km an hour with their kids in the back seat. Just because you knowingly put your children in the line of fire does not mean that we do. What exactly do you expect the Canadian Gov to do?? Are we to go and invade Sri Lanka now? Have you seen our army? We are hardly a threat to anyone. Why not go demonstrate in NY City and try to enlist the help of our Neighbour. This is not our fight, who are we to take sides? In your opinion the Tigers are liberators, according to the rest of the world they are Terrorists. The tigers are known for its suicide attacks and is said to have pioneered the use of suicide vests.

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  126. Let them protest, they are trying to save lives.

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  127. These people are a serious drain on tax payers.

    The protests cause traffic delay, which wastes gas and time.

    The majority clearly do not have jobs as they've been doing this since January and are on welfare.

    After every protest, a major clean up is done by the city due to all the trash they leave behind.

    If they were all jailed for the illegal protest, that would cost an enormous amount of money.

    We just sent 7million to them and some other money before. Though I heard it went to the war effort.

    They clearly have to respect for Canadians, and they cost us so much, so much money, which can be converted to sweat from working.

    In the strict sense of the term 'drain', they are a HUGE DRAIN on every aspect of tax payers money.

    They use little girls as shields. That's it I'm done.

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  128. Just wondering...juust wondering...if the civil war in Sri Lanka ends soon, if the GoSL eliminates the LTTE and there is no more war there to use as an excuse... what will happen to the folks on humanitarian visa or refugee status or whatever, basically living on Tax payer money in Western Countries? Is that something they should start worrying about? Or ... is it what they are actually worried about already??? Just wondering...

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  129. These Sri Lanka people are sooo STUPID!!
    They don't think that we're in Canada are also experiencing a freaking RECESSION...We're here also having a hard time to put food on the table...how the hell we have extra money to spend on helping other countries! Stupid Sri Lanka People! They all should be arrested for trespassing Highway and create huge traffic mess in Toronto! I hate dumb people!

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  130. As far as I'm concerned the government of Canada should send all these Tamil bastards back where they came from.
    Go back to your home land & protest there,
    but no you don't want to do that because you know the military would shoot you in the streets for that type of civil distruption.
    We need a Canada like we had in the 60's & 70's before this big wave of immigrant trash
    came here.
    If any immigrant reading this does not like what I'm saying well too damn bad, go back where you came from we don't need your problems
    in our country.

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  131. Ya rock on, I agree 100% with the above post.
    Ship em back........

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  132. listen okay first of all..if this was happening to your brothers and sisters and family back home..you guys would understand, nearly 10,000 people died within 5 months this is not genocide to you guys..you guys are saying kick us off the gardiner wtfff..u guys dint noe bout us untyll we fuckn stepped up and stood for ourself, put yourself in our shoes, you guys have no heartt,, babies are being killed, pregnant ladys are dead with half the baby out..what is this do you guys not care? if that was your mother or sister you guys would just walk away smiling ? or would you guys stand up for whats happening, when theres noone else to stand up for you..the people that is trying to help the tamils back home is being called terrorists,,thenn what do you call the people that are causing this..guys dont put yourself infront of others, thats when bad comes to you..think about it and stop the racist comments theres no point...this shows how immature you people are, okay we did migrate to canada,,we cant be immigrants but we came here to have a better life..but how can we be happy when our families are dieing everyy minute..juss think before you guys sy anthing..

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  133. You people shouldnt talk
    your ALL IMMIGRANTS can i repeat YOU ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS noone is different from the other we all have equal rights. What they do is their right the same right you people have so dont come on the internet and comment about how their disturbing you peace because if it was people from your country then im sure you would be here. You people have to understand what they are going through and if you dont then dont bother writing bullshit on this because clearly none of you have gone through it. Look wht happend in Rwanada i bet the whole streets wouldve been full of black people i mean look at what happend before with black slaves they got their rights and these tamil people are doing the exact same. they wont stop till something happens. So all of you jus suck it up and maybe go join and help you fellow canadians

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  134. All I can say is if the Tamils or any other
    immigrants living in this country don't like
    to live as we Canadians do, as in peacefully
    and not causing all this public distruption
    then go the hell back to the shit hole countries you came from.
    I think a previous post said it all, people
    come to Canada for a better life.
    Unfortunately so many immigrants come here for the free hand-outs like welfare, free health care, dental care and so on.
    In the countries where you came from you lived in mud huts,caves, or other shacks,
    you come to Canada & our government uses our tax dollars to provide you with free housing
    and all the above listed free stuff.
    Then you have the nerve to protest in our streets and demand our government do something about whats happening in your homeland.
    Get real, like a previous poster said, get on a plane and go protest in your home land, then the military over there will take care of you once and for all.
    I'm all for people coming to Canada for a better life but if you are going to come here
    then work hard, obey our laws, live as we do not the way you lived in your homeland and don't be protesting in the streets unless you
    are willing to go home & put yourself in the line of fire.
    You expect our Canadian soldiers to go fight
    for your people oversea's and die but you're not willing to do the same. So don't ask it from us.
    Shut your mouths, become real Canadians,
    then you will get the respect of others, not
    by protesting in the streets.

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  135. This is to the comment above :

    Its not that those people dont like living here like how stupid can you be?? did they tell you they didnt like living here they clearly said that they dont like whats going on back home like people that dont know whats going on shouldnt even be writing comments on these. Just proves how mentally retarded they can be .. how bout this keep the tamil people and deport the iddiot that jus wrote above this post ?? i think so

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  136. All I know is I work real damn hard six days a week to provide for my family & I don't need some dumb ass cocksuckers from some third world
    country protesting in our streets preventing us Canadians from having free movement & demanding our government do something about the crap going on in their homeland.
    You would think that these Tamils or any other immigrants to Canada would be so grateful that they were allowed to move to Canada & get all the great things that come with living here. But no they come here try to change our country & laws to suit them & slowly
    erode anything that we all knew as Canadian.
    The shit hole place that these Tamils came from sure as hell didn't give them free housing, welfare, free dental care and the multitude of other perks that they get from living here in Canada.
    So as I said before, you want to live in Canada then shut your damn mouths, stop protesting in the streets, be so happy you're here & not in the hellhole you came from.
    If you can't live by these simple standards that we Canadians do then get on a plane & go back to wherever you came from & don't come back.

    P:S I understand you people have family & freinds back in your homeland that you love & fear for, but Canada cannot be the one to stop the things going on there. I might seem heartless by my above comments but believe it or not I'm not. I do understand but I'm so busy just trying to make ends meet & provide for my family that I don't have the energy to
    fight the battles of the world or put up with all these damn protests.
    Try to see this from our point of view and take your battle off the streets & use the power of the pen to write every polictical leader you think can help your cause & you will find Canadians will be a lot more understanding & supportive of you.

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  138. I don't agree with what is happening in Sri Lanka, but this is Canada. Injustices occur everywhere in the world, i.e. Nigeria & Egypt, where Muslims blatantly kill Christians due to differences in ideology. Anyways, I hope Sri Lanka can solve its problems on its own - that is the best resort. Why involve the white man in every problem?

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