KUALA LUMPUR: Five people were injured including two journalists in a mob attack near Low Yat Plaza after police dispersed protesters at the shopping mall.
An eyewitness said a group of 50 to 60 men barged into a food outlet near the shopping mall and assaulted the patrons with motorcycle helmets at around midnight.
Among those believed to have been targeted was a media photographer. A journalist who tried to protect the photographer was also beaten up.
According to the reporter, a group of people shielded the two journalists from the angry mob. The two later sought shelter at a nearby hotel.
There were also sounds of explosions heard at the scene.
At press time, it is believed that the police had detained six individuals involved in the mob attack.
Two Federal Reserve Unit vehicles were deployed at 1am, Monday.
Police have cordoned off the main road entrance to the shopping complex.
Earlier in the night, a group gathered at the Low Yat Plaza following Saturday's melee between customers and sales clerks in a smartphone shop.
Police managed to contain the situation.
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