30 people hold silent protest against poverty at Suntec Singapore
About 30 people from various civil society organisations demonstrated at Suntec Singapore on Friday.
These groups fall under the umbrella of an organisation called Global Call To Action Against Poverty.
The organisation is the world's largest ever anti-poverty movement which mobilised 35 million people last year to take action to end poverty.
The campaigners on Friday wore surgical masks carrying the words "No Voice" and T-shirts with a message against poverty.
The silent protest at a designated zone in Suntec comes as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold their meetings in Singapore.
The protest was to show how poor countries do not have a say in how the World Bank and IMF are run, said the organisers. - CNA/ir