Early morning negotiations between DBKL and Kepung Demi Palestin grind to stalemate


KUALA LUMPUR: Negotiations between Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers and “Kepung Demi Palestin” protesters at the US Embassy here were in a stalemate in the early hours of Wednesday (Dec 27) morning.

The negotiations started at around 1am, when a group of DBKL officers was seen arriving at the makeshift “campsite” that had been erected by the protesters.

Former PKR vice president Chua Tian Chang was then seen negotiating with the officers, and a compromise had initially been reached where one of the tents would be taken down voluntarily by the protesters.

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However, the DBKL officers insisted that all were dismantled despite pleas from the group saying that they were not obstructing traffic and as of 2.30am only one tent had been taken down.

Earlier, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid urged all to cooperate with the authorities in preserving public safety.

Protesters are currently outside the US embassy as part of a six-day peaceful assembly dubbed “Kepung Demi Palestin”.

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