28 Mar '15, 12pm

We spoke to some volunteers who offered help to the people in the #LKY queue last night: #RIPLKY

“The Padang queue is closed. Please go home,” the policeman urged on the loudhailer. The crowd at City Hall pressed on, hoping to enter the Padang to join the queue to see Lee Kuan Yew lying in state yesterday night. Masses thronged, spilling over from Raffles City Shopping centre into the adjacent War Memorial Park and Esplanade underpass, as people waited for the Padang to be reopened. The queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew was “temporarily suspended” at around 11pm yesterday night, as the wait to pay respects to the former prime minister extended past the 10-hour mark. The queue was eventually reopened at 6.15am today and had just closed at 8pm. Even as reports of chaos reigned on the Internet, the City Hall MRT station was an oasis of calm, as many persisted in their wait. Volunteers were also attempting to gain entry into the Padang queue to give out food to the pu...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/03/the-people-who-volunteered-2...

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