13 Oct '11, 11pm

Do not Occupy Raffles Place, police warn. Try Speakers' Corner instead?

While a Facebook page has been set up to gather supporters to occupy Raffles Place tomorrow (Oct 15) - in the vein of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York - the police have issued a statement urging the public not to be "misled" and participate in an "unlawful activity". In response to media queries, the police said that they have received reports that "a netizen is instigating the public to stage a protest gathering at Raffles Place". The police noted that Singaporeans are free to stage demonstrations at the Speakers' Corner without applying for a permit, if it does not touch on matters relating to race and religion. "Outdoor demonstrations elsewhere generally require an application for a permit from the police to evaluate against inter alia considerations of public order and safety," the police said. On the "#OccupyRafflesPlace" Facebook page, organisers said th...

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