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S’poreans hold protest against White Paper on Population (ChannelNewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: A protest was held against the government’s White Paper on Population at Speakers’ Corner on Saturday, organised by Transitioning.org.
Organisers said about 5,000 were present.
The intermittent drizzle did not deter the organisers, who led attendees in singing the national anthem and reciting the pledge.
“I think it’s the largest protest in decades. It is also the first one where anger is directed squarely at the government,” said Reuben Wong, an assistant professor of political science at the National University of Singapore.
“People are now more willing to air their grievances. They have been doing it on the Internet for the past few years, but it is new for them to physically come down in such numbers,” he told AFP.
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