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S’poreans disappointed big turnouts for Population White Paper protests dwindling

Posted on 06 October 2013

This means people are back packing shopping malls, eateries again.

Photo stolen from Yahoo! News

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Singaporeans from all walks of life are bemoaning the fact that the turnout for the Population White Paper protests over this weekend has dwindled.

This meant that people are not going to Hong Lim Park, but instead are are back at the shopping malls and eateries, making these places crowded again.

The first protest in February drew between 300 and 78,000 people, according to sources on Facebook.

The most recent protest held on Oct. 5 drew between 32 and 600 people, according to figures drawn from online.

Kee Sho Peng, a local said: “That time many people go protest, Singapore suddenly become more livable. MRT got place to sit. Suddenly, everywhere got more space.”

This prompted some Singaporeans to suggest keeping the protesters holed up in Hong Lim Park every weekend.

Kee Hong Lim, a Singaporean, said: “The protest organisers should get some government funding to organise protest every weekend. Then they can lure the protesters with free food and drinks.”

“This will keep them away from the rest of Singaporeans who can eat and shop with more space to themselves.”





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