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Singapore protesters detained at tiny LGBT rights demo

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Jan 27 2021 03:13 PMThree LGBT rights protesters have been arrested in Singapore after taking part in a tiny, rare demonstration triggered by the government's alleged mistreatment of a transgender student, police said Wednesday.

The tightly-regulated city-state has tough laws against public protests, which are usually not allowed without a police permit -- rarely granted -- regardless of the number attending.Five people demonstrated outside the education ministry Tuesday over the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, waving placards that read "trans students will not be erased" and "#Fix schools not students."The trigger for the demonstration was claims the ministry had blocked a transgender student from receiving.

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