Bersih 3.0: Who instigated the crowd?
A blog post had published several news reports leading up to the police's action in firing water and tear gas to Bersih 3.0 rally participants in Dataran Merdeka.
The news report among others showed Bersih co-chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreevanasan declaring the rally a success and urged the crowd to disperse at 2.40 pm.
It stated that few minutes after that, some of the protestors ran through the police barricade in the area.
The blog post read: I was following up closely with the Bersih 3.0 so-called peaceful protest.
The mission of this protest is to gather and sit at the grounds of Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square).
But since the court has ruled that Dataran Merdeka is banned, so the instruction is that the people march as close to the Dataran Merdeka as possible.
- I am sad to see that the Opposition Leaders using Bersih3.0 as one of their political tool and give speeches.
- I am disgusted to see that people chanting about Datin Rosmah and other offensive words.
- I condemn those selfish radicals who broke into the Dataran Merdeka barricade and triggered the police actions.