The Grandfather of protests has spoken.
Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), has called on CPF blogger Roy Ngerng and perennial protest organiser Han Hui Hui to apologise.
In a message on SDP website and his Facebook, Chee asked both Ngerng and Han "to offer an apology to the children and parents who were present at the event and were affected by the protest".
Chee praised Ngerng as a "thoughtful individual" and said Ngerng did the right thing by asking to meet with the children and parents to apologise.
He also asked both activists and commentators to learn from the mistakes of last Saturday's Hong Lim park fracas and tackle the challenges that lie ahead.
His message on Facebook below:
Chee is no stranger to organising protests at Hong Lim park.
When he had his Hong Lim Park protest during World Bank-IMF meeting in Sept 2006...
Source: Chee Soon Juan Facebook
Ngerng was a 25-year old public servant at the Health Promotion Board.
Source: Roy Ngerng Facebook
Han Hui Hui?
She was a 14-year old girl studying at Queensway Secondary School