Migraine plagued me the whole of Sunday so I went out for a walk in the evening, away from my laptop. I should have gone to bed the moment I came home but my fingers seemed to have a life of their own and in a minute, my laptop was alive and kicking. Now, the first thing I came face to face with was the following image that was first published by the ST:
Well, I read the description of the first photograph with my brows raised so high up that I believe that they nearly dropped. Yes, I was one of those who “harassed people” who have been “identified as police officers” and have posted their photographs on Facebook. So did my friends, who were there with their powerful DSLR cameras. Martyn See posted videos of him trying to enter into conversations with two of the police officers on Facebook, which went viral. So what? This is our way of saying that we are not intimidated.
By the way, they were indeed police officers and I am sure that reporters at ST are well aware of it so my recommendation is that they just admit it. Either that or prove to us that they are not because one does not simply put words onto a piece of paper for national circulation without some form of journalistic research.
I have one question for ST and their wonderful counterparts in the mainstream media and that is,
“When activists and members of civil society got harassed by agents who we believe to be from the police force, why have you never written anything about our harassment?”
The answer is obvious: You are all part of the propaganda machinery.
Oh just one more thing: There is a difference between a “protest” and a “solidarity gathering”. What Jolovan organised was not a protest, but a solidarity gathering. Thank you very much.
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