• search

S'pore detains activist in bear suit during queen visit

Written by: Staff

SINGAPORE, March 17 (Reuters) Singapore police today briefly detained an Australian animal activist dressed in a bear suit after she staged a protest during Queen Elizabeth's official visit to the city-state.

The woman, who belongs to the group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), displayed a sign reading ''God Save the Bears'' at the Singapore president's palace.

Jodi Ruckley was protesting against the use of Canadian black bear pelts for the ceremonial hats used by the queen's guards at Buckingham Palace.

''I only got to stay there for about five minutes until the police came and dragged me away. I didn't get to see the queen, unfortunately,'' Ruckley, 33, told Reuters after her release.

The queen arrived in Singapore last night for a three-day visit on her way home from Australia where she opened the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Ruckley, who said she had seen the queen twice during similar protests in Canada and Britain, was released after a few hours.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more