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We are the world (III)

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Tamil protests continue downtown, though now on the sidewalks, safely out of the way of moving vehicles. Lawrence Cannon declines an invitation to intervene.

Cannon rejected a call by the Sri Lankan high commissioner to Canada to crack down on the protesters because they were waving banners that depict a tiger in front of a pair of crossed guns.

“It’s not up to me to put an end to protest,” said Cannon. “People are allowed to protest in Canada. We live in a democracy. People are allowed to go and express their ideas, their concerns.”