Protesters gather in support of arrested rally participants

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 01 Aug 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: A number of protesters gathered for a candle light vigil outside the Jinjang police lockup here ‎in support of the 29 people arrested at a rally on Saturday.

‎The group, from Gabungan Anak Muda Demi Malaysia, condemned the arrests by the police on participants of a rally in front of Sogo shopping centre.

‎Chaos unfolded after police began arresting participants moments after the rally began at 2pm, Saturday.‎

Teja assemblyman Chang Lih Kang and Simpang Pulai assemblyman Tan Kar Hing were among those arrested.

‎The detainees were held at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters in Jalan Hang Tuah before they were brought to the Jinjang police lockup at about 8.30pm.

They face charges under Section 143 of the Penal Code for taking part in an unlawful assembly. The offence carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 years.

They are also being investigated for allegedly taking part in “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy”, said police.
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