Two men between the ages of 24 and 25 were arrested by the police for staging a protest outside Istana yesterday afternoon (4 Apr) without a permit.

Police said the 2 men turned up in front of the Istana with placards at about 4pm. They were clad in identical red hoodies and dark blue jeans.

One was seen holding a sign that read “You can’t silence the people” while the other was holding one that said “Injustice”: Police also said both of them had refused to stop their activities despite requests from officers.

As such, they were arrested for organising a public assembly without a permit, under Section 16(1)(a) of the Public Order Act, Chapter 257A.

It’s not know if the 2 men are affiliated to any groups or organisations. It’s also not known if President Tony Tan was inside the Istana at the time of the protest.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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