Thousands protest Tamil ‘genocide’

[Toronto Star]

Sharannya Mohan looked back and forth on Front St. As far as she could see, Tamils stood shoulder to shoulder denouncing what they call genocide in Sri Lanka. “We can’t all be terrorists,” the 21-year-old York University student said with a twisted smile. Thousands of Tamils from across greater Toronto, a crowd estimated at from 40,000 to 45,000, lined Front St. from Yonge St. to University Ave. and stretched up Yonge to near Bloor St., across Bloor to University and down again to near Front for four frigid hours yesterday afternoon to beg the world’s help. Police estimated some 30,000 protesters were gathered on Front St. alone.

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