“We Shall overcome” reverberates at Queenstown Remand Prison

June 7, 2008
Singapore Democrats

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The candle-light vigil for Dr Chee Soon Juan at the Queenstown Remand Prison last night ended with a difference. Departing from the normal, the more than 30 SDP members, supporters and activists sang the song “We shall overcome” with gusto as bewildered guards inside prison gates were startled and stared with a sense of loss at the group outside. But the emotionally charged number reverberated through the still night once and that prompted the “choir” to go for an encore.

Dr Chee is serving 12 days in prison for a contempt-of-court offence and is expected to be released on Saturday, 14 June.