Tamil-Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area organized a car rally Sunday, to condemn the destruction of the Mullivaikal memorial in Sri Lanka.
The memorial was unveiled in 2019 at the University of Jaffna and reportedly bulldozed by Sri Lankan authorities on Friday night.
The rally commenced at Brampton City Hall and drove down to Toronto City Hall and Queen’s Park.
Brampton mayor Patrick Brown called the move a form of “structural genocide” and condemned the move.
Destroying memorials of Tamils commemorating tens of thousands of Tamils killed in #Mullivaikkal is another form of stuctural genocide by #SriLanka. #Canada & the international community should act to stop this senseless destruction.@FP_Champagne @MichaelChongMP @JackHarrisNDP https://t.co/KwDVBNJ8Ym
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) January 8, 2021
On Sunday, Brampton councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon also expressed his solidarity with the cause.
The Tamil Canadian car rally to condemn the destruction of the #Mullivaikkal memorial has commenced at Brampton City Hall. They will be driving to Toronto City Hall and Queen's Park to protest.
— Gurpreet Singh Dhillon (@gurpreetdhillon) January 10, 2021
The GTA is home to over 120,000 Tamil-Canadians.