5,000 participate in anti-racism run

5,000 participate in anti-racism run
Participants taking off at the starting point in the Singapore’s first Orange Ribbon Run, themed Race Against Racism, on 6 July 2013.

Some 5,000 participants took part in a Race Against Racism at the Marina Bay Sands yesterday.

This was part of the second edition of the Orange Ribbon Run, which encourages Singaporeans to band together against racial prejudice.

The race saw nearly 2,000 youth, mostly secondary school students, taking part in the event; a big jump from the 300 who participated last year.

The Orange Ribbon Run was organised by OnePeople.sg, an organisation promoting racial harmony.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office S. Iswaran, who was guest-of-honour, said there are diverse opinions in today's environment, which have been amplified by social media. He warned, however, that they should not disrupt the peace Singapore has worked hard to build, reported Channel NewsAsia.

This article was published on Aug 17 in The New Paper.

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