Breaking News: Protesters arrested for World Consumer Rights Day event

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.

Those arrested include the Singapore Democratic Party chairman Gandhi Ambalam, SDP secretary general Dr Chee Soon Juan, Chee Siok Chin, John Tan and SG Human Rights activist Chia Ti Lik.

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".

*The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) will hold its event tomorrow. Click here and TOC's earlier article here.

Gandhi Ambalam, Chia Ti Lik, John Tan, Chee Siok Chin and Chee Soon Juan addressing members of the media outside Parliament House:

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Video summary of the entire event:

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Protesters outside Funan Shopping Centre:

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Police arrest protesters:

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