TISG was on the ground on Saturday, 1 July at Pink Dot 2017. We interviewed young people on the new safety measures that have been implemented such as barricades enclosing the venue and compulsory ID checks, as well as on the government’s ban against foreigners participating in or sponsoring the event this year.
One respondent said that the safety barricades made it seem like everyone was being confined, while others said that the security system appears to have taken a toll on crowd size as some may have been deterred from attending by the “troublesome” new measures.
As for foreigners participating in Pink Dot, some were unsure about the purpose of banning foreigners while another said that the ban was unnecessary.
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