Tamil protesters block downtown Toronto highway

[ CBC ]

About 2,000 Tamil Canadians, upset over the civil war in their native Sri Lanka, shut down both lanes of a downtown Toronto highway Sunday evening. For several months, Tamil Canadians and their supporters have been holding protests in Toronto and Ottawa to demonstrate against violence in northern Sri Lanka. They’re calling for other governments to help reach a ceasefire between Sri Lankan government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam insurgents. The latest protest came one day after reports that an all-night artillery barrage in Sri Lanka’s war zone killed at least 378 people and forced thousands of civilians to flee to makeshift shelters along a beach.

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