Black 505: Authorities remove tents of activists camping at Padang Merbok

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  • Monday, 24 Jun 2013

Black 505 activists resting on a sheet spread on the ground, after their tents were removed.Black 505 activists resting on a sheet spread on the ground, after their tents were removed.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) authorities removed the tents of activists camped overnight at Padang Merbok here, around 4.30am Monday.

The activists, who had stayed on after Saturday's Black 505 gathering, are deciding on their next course of action.

On Saturday, they had indicated that the plan was to walk to Parliament at 8.30am Monday.

Parliament opens for its 13th term on Monday.

Earlier, Batu MP Tian Chua, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar and Pasir Mas MP Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz arrived at Padang Merbok to give speeches to the camping activists.

Another group of some 20 campers arrived around 12.15am, marching in singing, to join the group already on the field.

On Sunday, the campers had dismantled their tents for five hours after they were served a notice by DBKL.

However, by around 5pm, the tents, numbering over 70, were re-erected.

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