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A big crowd takes part in peaceful procession in KL

KUALA LUMPUR: The “Himpunan Mega Demi Palestin” rally here was held peacefully, says Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid.

Comm Allaudeen said there were no untoward incidents during the procession which started in front of Menara Tabung Haji on Jalan Tun Razak and ended at Padang Merbok on Jalan Parlimen yesterday.

“The police stationed sufficient personnel to control the situation during the rally and until the participants of the rally dispersed at 6pm, there were no untoward incidents,” he said when contacted.

The gathering, which started at 2pm, was organised by the Palestinian Solidarity Secretariat (SSP) which invited the public to condemn and denounce the atrocities committed by Israel’s Zionist military against the Palestinian people.

All for Palestine: Pro-Palestine supporters marching along Jalan Parlimen near Bulatan Dato Onn towards Padang Merbok yesterday. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The StarAll for Palestine: Pro-Palestine supporters marching along Jalan Parlimen near Bulatan Dato Onn towards Padang Merbok yesterday. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

An estimated 1,000 people of various backgrounds and ages participated in the rally, which moved through several main roads in the capital such as Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Ampang and Bulatan Dato Onn.

Participants in the rally were seen expressing slogans including #demipalestin, #fromtherivertotheseaPalestinewillbefree and #ceasefire while chanting “Free Palestine” all the way to Padang Merbok.

One of the participants, Aziz Abdul Rahman, 55, said his participation in the solidarity rally was a form of protest against the Zionist regime’s cruelty against the Palestinian people, Bernama reported.

He said this was also the best platform to express objections over the United States’ support for Israel which continues to commit murder, especially of children, women and the elderly.

For Adriana Ahmad, 31, the rally not only demonstrated Malaysia’s unwavering support for Palestine but also represented the voice of Muslims worldwide opposing the oppression of the Palestinian people.

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