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May 10, 2009
STATEMENT - Mayor David Miller
May 10, 2009 at 9:14 p.m.

In light of the protest on the Gardiner Expressway, Mayor David Miller is calling for calm and for Tamil demonstrators to peacefully relocate their protest to a safer location.

"Toronto's Tamil community is understandably concerned about what is happening to friends and family in Sri Lanka. They have an absolute right to make those concerns known and to protest. Endangering public safety by occupying the Gardiner or other public highways is not the right way to make that statement.

"Like all Torontonians, I want to see a peaceful end to the conflict in Sri Lanka and hope members of the international community, including the Federal Parliament, will use their influence to see that humanitarian aid flows to the affected area.

"I am confident the Toronto Police Service will ensure that public safety is preserved and protected."

Contact: Stuart Green, office of Mayor Miller, 416-338-7119

Stuart Green, Deputy Communications Director, Office of Mayor David Miller



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