Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Everybody Must Get Stoned

From the "damned if you do; damned if you don't" files, we find this little love note from Sri Lanka.

Canadian Embassy in Colombo Stoned

Hundreds of government supporters have staged a protest outside the Canadian Embassy in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo.

They pelted the embassy with stones, sprayed graffiti on the wall and painted over a security camera today.

The demonstrators said they were protesting against what they called Canada’s support for the Tamil Tiger insurgents and its alleged failure to protect Sri Lankans and their property from pro-rebel groups in Canada.

However, many Tamil Canadians say the federal government has ignored their plight.

The protesters in Colombo may have been reacting to this, or perhaps to this. But, given that the Tamil Tigers have been listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government since 2006, and thereby forbidden by law from raising funds in Canada, I'm not sure where they got the idea that Canada supported the Tamil Tiger insurgents. Unless, of course, they saw this, or this, or this, or this, or this, or this, or even this.

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