Police cars overturned, set on fire in Little India by rioting mob

Police cars overturned, set on fire in Little India by rioting mob

Update at 12.45am: Contributor to citizen journalism site Stomp Sonia said: "A bus driver knocked down a man and he was dead under the bus, so the people saw that and ganged up to throw glass bottles at the bus window and make a big mess."

Another contributor Scott, who was at the scene, said that the crowd was trying to smash the windows of a private bus, when the Police and SCDF arrived to evacuate the driver.

However, a larger crowd appeared after this and overturned the Police cars and motorbikes before setting them on fire.

 At least three busloads of police officers in riot gear responded to a riot that broke out along Race Course Road around 10pm on Sunday night. The mob believed to be made up mainly of foreign workers apparently attacked an ambulance and a traffic police highway patrol car responding to an accident earlier in the vicinity.

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Manpower Minister Tan Chuan Jin has also commented on the incident on his Facebook page. His full comments below: You would have seen the news reports on what is happening in Little India. Keep away from the area.

Police update: Police confirm a riot has occurred at the junction of Race Course Road and Hempshire Road at 9.23pm. Police officers are at scene and are dealing with the situation. The public is advised to keep away from the affected area. Further updates will be given when available.

Can I ask everyone to spread the message to stay calm and not speculate nor fan the situation through comments and actions that may be inflammatory.

Our Singapore Police Force and authorities are dealing with it and we should support them. Do not make their tasks any more difficult.

In times like this, keep heads cool and hearts calm.

Please advice all to do so. Thanks!

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