13 Oct '11, 2pm

Police urge public not to take part in Raffles Place protest

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police said it has received reports that a netizen is instigating the public to stage a protest at Raffles Place on Saturday, in support of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York. In a statement, the police urged members of the public not to be misled and participate in this activity, which is unlawful. The movement the police is referring to appears to stem from an online Facebook page called "Occupy Singapore", which has set up a Facebook public event calling the public to "Occupy Raffles Place". It was started in support of "Occupy Wall Street" - an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City which protests mainly against social and economic inequality. The event page asks the public to gather at Raffles Place MRT from 2:00 pm with placards and musical instruments, and to "make as much noise as possible". The page also calls for pro...

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