A man carries a poster which translates from the Malay language to English as "Singaporean can't take it!" as he gathers at a May Day protest in Singapore, callling for tighter curbs on the influx of foreigners. Photo: AP A man carries a poster which translates from the Malay language to English as "Singaporean can't take it!" as he gathers at a May Day protest in Singapore, callling for tighter curbs on the influx of foreigners. Photo: AP
A man carries a poster which translates from the Malay language to English as "Singaporean can't take it!" as he gathers at a May Day protest in Singapore, callling for tighter curbs on the influx of foreigners. Photo: AP

Singapore activists warn of surging xenophobia as foreigners take the blame for social ills

Campaigners warn of rising racism and fear of outsiders following a string of incidents targeting some of the city state’s foreign population of 1.55 million

A man carries a poster which translates from the Malay language to English as "Singaporean can't take it!" as he gathers at a May Day protest in Singapore, callling for tighter curbs on the influx of foreigners. Photo: AP A man carries a poster which translates from the Malay language to English as "Singaporean can't take it!" as he gathers at a May Day protest in Singapore, callling for tighter curbs on the influx of foreigners. Photo: AP
A man carries a poster which translates from the Malay language to English as "Singaporean can't take it!" as he gathers at a May Day protest in Singapore, callling for tighter curbs on the influx of foreigners. Photo: AP
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