Singapore, Nov 7 – Five Taiwanese were arrested in Singapore on Saturday for disrupting security outside the the Shangri-La Hotel where a historic summit between the leaders of China and Taiwan is being held.
In a statement, Singapore police said security measures, including vehicle and personnel check points, are in place to ensure the security of the event, The Straits Times reported.
It added that any disruptions to the security operations will be dealt in accordance with the law.
Earlier in the day, Taiwanese media reports said that two members from the opposition Taiwan Solidarity Union were taken away by police for apparently protesting at the hotel.
It is not immediately clear if the two were among the five who are being held for questioning.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou kicked off the historic meet, a first of its kind in 66 years, with a minute-long handshake.