And this is what happened at the actual event, a day after the civil society statement. Thio Li-Ann, law professor and anti-gay rights crusader, was there to speak on the topic of international human rights law.
Activists stood in front of the stage with their placards and taped-up mouths, while two others positioned themselves with a rainbow flag in Thio's line of sight. Notably, they kept their silence, and their protest carried on alongside Thio's speech.
Photo by Robin
Photo by Robin
- Kirsten Han has more photos from the event on Facebook and live updates from the day (3 Dec)
- The Straits Times: Civil society members protest law professor's invitation to speak at human rights seminar (3 Dec)
- AFP picked up the story, republished in Bangkok Post: S'pore activists slam 'anti-gay' speaker (4 Dec)
- Brian Bergen-Aurand: Acts of Civil Society (5 Dec)
- Ng Yi Shu: Experts who discriminate (5 Dec)
- Gaystarnews: Singapore activists protest anti-gay speaker at EU human rights seminar (5 Dec)
- The Straits Times: Supporters of law prof Thio Li-Ann complain to Government about protests against her (8 Dec)
- The Online Citizen: EU Centre Singapore removed live tweets of Human Rights Seminar (8 Dec)
- Kirsten Han: When oppressors feel oppressed (9 Dec)
Supporters of law prof Thio Li-Ann complain to Government about protests against her - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/supporters-law-prof-thio-li-ann-complain-government-abou#sthash.pSbv5Igs.dpuf
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