Jentrified – an incisive report by Alex on the protest against the 6.9million proposal. He fleshed out the details and insights that were conveniently and deliberately left out by our local MSM. Shame on our local media for sucking up to the government and deserting the very people its news is supposed to represent. Good journalism? Look to the online sources and forget about the MSM here.
The protest held on Saturday, 16 February 2013, against the government’s 6.9 million population White Paper saw the second largest crowd ever at Hong Lim Park. Organisers estimated it to be 4,000 to 5,000, which puts it second only to Pink Dot 2012. Walking around and observing the density of the crowd myself, I more or less agree with the estimate. More might have come if not for the drizzly weather.
With that kind of crowd size, there will be plenty of reports on social media, but nonetheless, I don’t think anyone else is going to make the observation I made: the language of the rally explains the rally.
What do I mean by that?
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