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Police warn Labour Day protest organiser

Police have warned the organiser of a planned Labour Day protest at the Speakers' Corner not to conduct any activities that might be against the law.

SINGAPORE: Police have warned the organiser of a planned Labour Day protest at the Speakers' Corner not to conduct any activities that might be against the law.

Protest organiser Gilbert Goh had posted on his Facebook page on April 19, calling on the public to deface and denigrate a poster of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

In a statement on Wednesday, police said they have advised Mr Goh against carrying out such activities as it may constitute an offence under the Penal Code and Public Order and Nuisance Act.

Mr Goh was also advised to remove any online postings calling on people to conduct activities that might be against the law.

Police said the Speakers' Corner is a designated outdoor area for Singaporeans to express their views in public.

They added that Mr Goh is free to hold his planned demonstration there but it is also his responsibility to ensure the activities do not contravene the law.

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