Labour Day Protest at Hong Lim Park

Pictures by: 
Gavin Foo

The mass May Day protest at Hong Lim Park yesterday was against the current immigration policies. It was two months ago that another protest against the controversial Population White Paper had taken place.

Speakers, who this time included many ordinary Singaporeans, did not just air grievances over the population size and foreigners, but touched on a wider range of issues, relating to wages, workers' rights, support for single mothers, and language.

Rally organiser Gilbert Goh estimated that between 5,000 and 6,000 people attended the event. News agency AFP, meanwhile, put the crowd size at around 3,000.

Here are some pictures from the event.

The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on May 2, 2013.