About 100 Singaporeans are now at Hong Lim Park holding a vigil for Amos Yee tonight. Organized by activist Shelley Thio, the event highlights the oppressive behavior of the Singapore Government on a 16 year old, the cyber bullying and online abuse by pro-PAP supporters and the physical assault Amos Yee suffered.
The event’s summary is as follow:
“A 16 year old teenager faces the prospect of imprisonment just because he posted a video online which the government found objectionable. Not only is he being persecuted by the State, Amos Yee has been subject to verbal abuse and threats online. He was even assaulted outside court by an unknown man. Whatever punishment that is meted out by the courts on Tuesday, when the verdict will be announced, the Community Action Network invites you to show your solidarity with Amos, and support freedom of expression in Singapore.”
CPF Blogger Roy Ngerng who has been a close friend of Amos Yee ever since the latter was prosecuted is also present at the event. Roy Ngerng who is now facing a defamation suit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his CPF articles is not allowed to give a speech in public.
According to a reader, the police forbade the use of candlelight. The people at the event ended up using handphone and torchlight.
Here are some photos of the event happening right now: