I love this. After 48 hours of constant Tamil protests, in this TPS release we still have carefully neutral language, gentle concern for safety, “the co-operation of most of the protestors”, and a metaphorical shrugging of shoulders about the inevitable traffic tie-ups.
I didn’t check this morning to see if anyone was petting the horses, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it.
Toronto Police Service
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 – 9:25 AM
The Toronto Police Service has taken further steps to ensure the safety of the public and those participating in the Tamil community vigil along University Avenue.
See previous release.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at approximately 7 a.m., with the co-operation of most of the protestors, police moved the barricades, that were in place, to the east side of University Avenue. This was done to ensure a safe environment for the officers, protestors and the public.
The Toronto Police Service is committed to working with those who wish to express their views in a peaceful and safe manner. Protestors are urged to use the east side of University Avenue.
University Avenue will remain closed from Dundas Street West to Queen Street West until further notice.
Police suggest that the public consider alternate routes, in the affected area, until further notice.
Traffic congestion on the roadways and within the transit system is to be expected.
Constable Wendy Drummond, Public Information
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