Man fined for mask-wearing protest support

Man fined for mask-wearing protest support

SINGAPORE - A man was fined $1,000 yesterday for organising a public procession from City Hall MRT Station to demonstrate support for the "Million Mask March Singapore" last year.

Jacob Lau Jian Rong, 24, then a claims officer, admitted to the Nov 5 offence.

The court heard that Lau and nine others were arrested at a taxi stand at Raffles City Shopping Centre that evening on suspicion of having committed offences against public order.

Several of them had at least one Guy Fawkes mask and one had donned it.

The group had been part of a public procession at Raffles City in support of the Million Mask March, an online movement which called for 24-hour protests globally on Guy Fawkes Day, Nov 5.

Supporters were encouraged to wear the Guy Fawkes masks as a form of social protest.


This article was first published on Sep 17, 2014.
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