Our Lady Peace More than 80000 participated in Bersih 3.0 rally at KL – 28Apr2012

More than 80000 participated in Bersih 3.0 rally at KL - 28Apr2012

Our Lady Peace More than 80000 participated in Bersih 3.0 rally at KL – 28Apr2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police fired teargas and water cannons on Saturday as thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital to demand sweeping electoral reforms ahead of widely expected polls. Tens of thousands had massed for a march to Merdeka Square (Independence Square) in central Kuala Lumpur despite a lockdown on the area and a court order banning public assemblies there. But the otherwise peaceful rally was disrupted when hundreds of protesters angry at being denied access to the square trampled razor wire and pushed aside barricades to pour in, where they were met with teargas and chemical-laced water. The fracas marked the second straight year that police clashed with a pro-democracy rally organised by the election reform pressure group Bersih. A protest march last year was crushed by police and 1600 people arrested. Bersih and the political opposition are demanding far-reaching reforms by Prime Minister Najib Razak to end what they say has been decades of manipulation by the ruling coalition aimed at keeping itself in power. “The message we are sending to Najib is that we must have clean elections!” opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim shouted to a crowd just before the clashes began. Bersih demands a thorough vetting of the voter roll following revelations of widespread phantom or duplicate voter registrations, a complete overhaul of the national Election Commission, which it accuses of bias, and other reforms. Last year’s harsh response to the rally



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