By Andrew Loh
It took less than an hour for the Singapore police to stop a protest by about 20 Singaporeans, all dressed in red t-shirts and some holding placards, outside Funan Shopping Centre this afternoon at about 2.50pm.
The protesters were marking World Consumer Rights Day, which is held all over the world. They were protesting the rising cost of living in Singapore.
Videos and pictures below.
Read Reuters report: “Singapore arrests opposition members over protest”.
And International Herald Tribune’s “Singapore police round up opposition party members for protest against rising prices”.
Gandhi Ambalam, Chia Ti Lik, John Tan, Chee Siok Chin and Chee Soon Juan addressing members of the media outside Parliament House:
Video summary of the entire event:
Protesters outside Funan Shopping Centre:
Police arrest protesters:
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