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.
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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?