Archive for July 9th, 2011

Bersih moves 2

2 crowds reported: 1 along Jln Sultan, another from Bukit Bintang. The crowds are unstoppable!


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Bersih moves!

10 000 crowd emerged from all corners at 1.00pm! 1st round of tear gas just rang out!

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police road block appeared at the junction of Jln Sultan near Petaling St

12.00: there is a crowd building at one of the gathering place at Masjid Negara and another group of over 1000 has gathered at the old railway station’s pltform; in the town area close to the Merdeka Stadium many youth are hanging around in normal cloths waiting for the time of the big crowds to come; A couple of young guy and girls however are wearing yellow to walk around with their friends; 200 over suspected protestors have also been picked up by police;

*The weather is good-not scorching hot nor cloudy as the few days before-good for a great gathering; It rained heavily a few evenings here;

* police road block appeared at the junction of Jln Sultan

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*Since the morning a loud helicopter has been circling over the down town area of KL around Petaling St; the intended effect is definitely to scare the people under its noise `footprint’; but it is not sure if the effect is realised compared to enraging the people more;

*most shops are asked to closed today even though saturday is usually a good day for shoppers and tourists around Petaling St; this order to close shop probably cost the shoppers loses rather than Bersih protestors who become the customers for these shops! As a result the protestors who get to Kl find it difficult to find food around town;


*Closing of major highways and diverting of buses away from KL had an impact on the inner city/CBD; few vehicles compared to yesterday can be seen on the roads; last night some people who came late at night found to their horror that there were long jams on the major highways-some friends who were supposed to arrived at mid night end up reaching their town destination at 4.00am! (more…)

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