Police aggression at Tamil protest caught on tape

A massive protest against the Sri Lankan army for its assault on the Tamil minority took place in Toronto, shutting down the Queen Elizabeth Way highway, a major traffic artery for the city. Protesters (which included many non-Tamil supporters) said they were marching in opposition to the "2000 plus Tamils killed Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces."

During the later part of the evening, the police became more aggressive with the peaceful protesters. At one point, police began to shove and hit people without any crowd provocation or escalation, while also arresting a total of 4 people.

At approximately 12 am, the group collectively decided to leave the Gardiner Expressway and marched to Queen's Park, where the protest continued.

Filmed by Mike Yam on a Flip camcorder.

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