As the Tamil blockade of the Gardiner continued on Sunday night, Twitterers reacted to Bill Blair’s warning that the expressway could possibly still be closed the following morning. For a good approximation of the dominant fear-mongering, largely xenophobic tone of messages posted, see Christie Blatchford in today’s Globe. Here’s a lazier example:
No kidding. I’m not surprised. We’d all like to see peace in SL, but I’m afraid this group is losing support fast in T.O.10:17 PM May 10th from Tweetie in reply to XXX
I particularly like the insouciance of “We’d all like to see peace in SL”, as if a. the Twitterer would give it a moment’s thought if continued Tamil protests hadn’t brought the issue to a place of prominence in media coverage and b. it’s just another nice-to-have that we’ve all, at some time, vaguely daydreamed about (presumably taking place somewhere far, far from any Toronto-area thoroughfare).