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Police issue public advisory to 'keep the peace' at Pink Dot event

Published on Jun 26, 2014 11:13 PM
 
Some of the participants of the Pink Dot mass picnic event held on June 29, 2013. The police on June 26, 2014, issued an advisory to the public ahead of this Saturday's Pink Dot event, urging attendees to "keep the peace" and reminding organisers to steer clear of race and religion. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The police on Thursday issued an advisory to the public ahead of this Saturday's Pink Dot event, urging attendees to "keep the peace" and reminding organisers to steer clear of race and religion.

This is the first time the authorities have done so in the five years since the pro-gay event was first held, and comes as the event organisers have taken the unprecedented move of deploying security personnel to manage crowds and potential "unruly behaviour".

These moves have come as some Muslim and Christian groups have called on people to join a "Wear White" campaign against Pink Dot and homosexuality, raising the prospect of a protest at the event itself.

However, on Thursday night, the people behind the Wear White campaign told its supporters to stay away.

 
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