Home > News > Nation
Sunday April 29, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday May 27, 2013 MYT 6:39:15 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Anti-Lynas protesters, who marched towards Dataran Merdeka from the iconic KLCC, mostly carried stalks of flowers, passing them to bystanders along the way.
A demonstrator with a bunch of red flowers placed a stalk on the shield of each FRU personnel.
Protesters also cheered on new arrivals, waving banners and chanting pro-Bersih slogans while making space to accommodate the steady stream of fellow rally supporters.
Even when the situation got out of hand, many were unaware that tear gas had been fired with most of them leaving only because they were told the sit-in was over.
At press time, it was reported there were pockets of rally participants who remained defiant, staying on at night as the police swept the streets for stragglers.
Earlier, the mood at the various assembly points was lively and enthusiastic, as protesters enjoyed a carnival-like atmosphere punctuated by cheers and songs, giant balloons and yellow inflated “Angry Birds” decorated with the number 428 signifying the rally date.
From roving musicians to protesters clad in fancy dress costumes, there was much entertainment for the rally participants as they waited to start their march to Dataran Merdeka for their planned sit-in protest.
A man dressed as a yellow Power Ranger stood out in the crowd.
His outfit piqued the interest of those gathered at the Masjid Jamek LRT station and many lined up to pose for pictures with him.
The Red Crescent and St John Ambulance personnel who were stationed at various locations handed out bottled drinking water to those who participated in demonstration.
They also ferried those who were injured during the protest.
A riot at peaceful rally
Opposition not concerned about free and fair elections, says Najib
Patrol car attacked
Cops release 200 protesters in batches
Cops handled situation professionally, says Hisham
Peaceful assembly turns ugly
Man dies of heart attack, 65 given medical treatment
LRT stations in the city closed for safety reasons
Traders and cabbies see earnings plunge
Protests more peaceful in other parts
Supporters keep gatherings orderly in Kuching and Sibu
What the leaders have to say
Tags / Keywords:
Teen helpless to save father
Juvenile crime among school dropouts on the rise
Sepang inks new F1 contract
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
Smartphone use is rewiring our brains, say researchers
Travel Share: Kerala’s other charms
Greece stay bottom after goalless draw on Markarian debut
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)