Cops force Tamils onto sidewalk

It only took police a few minutes to clear the street. Dozens of officers moved in, and the Tamil protesters, outnumbered for the first time in days, gave up their?posi-tion on University Avenue.

It only took police a few minutes to clear the street. Dozens of officers moved in, and the Tamil protesters, outnumbered for the first time in days, gave up their?posi-tion on University Avenue.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday, dozens of officers circled the small crowd sitting on a section of University Avenue that had been blocked off since Sunday. First, police removed the protestors’ possessions from the road, before herding the group off the street and erecting barricades behind them to allow cars to pass. No one was injured.

On Sunday, police closed the street after thousands of Tamils flooded the area following news that the Sri Lankan government rejected calls for a ceasefire by the Tamil Tigers.

 
 
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