Riots In Little India


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At around 10pm, a riot was started by an angry mob along Race Course Road in Little India. The rioting mob is consist of mainly foreign imported workers overturned police cars and then set them on fire. The riot began shortly after a 33-year-old worker from India was ran over by a private bus operated by BT&Tan Bus Transport Service. The accident happened at around 9.20pm at the junction of Tekka Lane and Race Course Road. Emotional people that witness the accident started hitting the windshield of a bus with sticks and garbage bins. The first responders to the accident, believed to be extricating the accident victim, were verbally abused by the crowd which later turned to a full blown riot. The first responders which included medical staff, fire fighters and police officers were seen running away from the accident scene after being stoned and chased by the rioters. About 30 minutes into the incident, three busloads of riot police where dispatched to contain the situation.

Final tally – 16 officers, the bus driver and the bus conductor were injured. Of the 400 rioters, 27 suspects were arrested by the police. Police said the riot was not premeditated and have classified the case as one of “rioting with dangerous weapons”. If convicted, they faces up to seven years in prison plus caning.

It has been nearly 45 years since Singapore witnessed a riot of this extent.

Riot In Little India
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6 Responses to “Riots In Little India”

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    On September 28th, 2015 at 10:40 am

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    On October 2nd, 2015 at 1:46 am

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  4. Reader wrote:
    On March 9th, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    To date, 22 of the 25 Indian nationals charged for their role in the riot have been dealt with, while another 57 men have been repatriated. Today, the authorities run Little India as a very tight ship.

  5. Reader wrote:
    On April 13th, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Foreign construction workers used to gather on Sundays to drink beer in Little India, an area of narrow streets packed with Indian restraunts and shops, popular with Singapore’s south Asian community and tourists.

  6. Reader wrote:
    On May 2nd, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I might be bentiag a dead horse, but thank you for posting this!

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