30 Jun '17, 4am

[Mothership] This is how the Little India riot in 2013 has changed the area for better or worse

At 9.20pm on December 8, 2013, a 33-year-old Indian construction worker was run over and killed by a private bus at the junction between Race Course Road and Hampshire Road in Little India. Angry passersby, many intoxicated, soon began to form a crowd. Many began to throw various items at law enforcement personnel, and within an hour 29 vehicles — many belonging to the police force — were destroyed or burnt by an angry mob. Advertisement Source: Facebook Roughly 400 migrant workers were involved in the riot, and 159 police officers were sent to the scene. 54 of the responding officers and eight civilians were injured. By 11.45pm, just over two hours later, the police had arrested 27 rioters, and the majority of the mob had dispersed. High-visibility patrollers continued the area, preventing rioters from regrouping. Source: Work Fair Singapore And, at 6.45am on the morning ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/06/this-is-how-the-little-india...

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