#spadiawatch #tamilprotest #holycow

I went for a bike ride at 5:30pm and was like whoa mama there’s a mad protest on Spadina. They were at Queen Street heading South.  I’ve never seen something like it.


I heard heaps of sirens and saw police cars rushing towards the Gardener at top speed. The protesters proceeded to head up the Gardener ramp from Spadina and blocked the highway. I ran over to the spa room on the 27th floor next door and got some great photos of what was happening. It didn’t look to be violent in any way.


There are tons of kids in that group. I don’t know who would ever want to do that with their child. It’s getting cold out there too.  After posting photos and videos on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo and 12seconds I got this  Tweet from Steve Austin at City TV asking to use my footage with a credit. Who’s a reporter now!? Hopefully it doesn’t last too long. Good thing I bike to work and it won’t interrupt my day!!



  1. May 6, 2010 / 9:35 am

    “Tamil” protest? As in, a bunch of people from southern India, just hanging out and protesting?

  2. May 6, 2010 / 12:45 pm

    Yeah, they SAT on the highway, mothers, children and more. Like 2-3,000 of them blocking the major highway!

  3. May 7, 2010 / 9:26 am

    What were they protesting?! This seems so random to me!

  4. May 7, 2010 / 1:26 pm

    What were they protesting?! This seems so random to me!

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