KL rally at Dataran Merdeka


KUALA LUMPUR -- Participants of the opposition-led rally at Stadium Merdeka this afternoon started holding street demonstrations around Dataran Merdeka and the vicinity of the venue from around 10.45 this morning.


 At the Dataran Merdeka-Jalan Raja Laut-Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman confluence, some 40 demonstrators - all donned in green T-shirts - were seen carrying banners and shouting slogans to call for the Lynas advance materials factory in Kuantan, Pahang to stop its operations.   

 At Stadium Merdeka, a crowd of about 3,000 people had gathered outside its main entrance despite the rally to only begin at 2pm.    

Some were shouting "reformasi", "reformasi"  while among them there were those who brought along their children despite this being an offence under the Peaceful Assemblies Act 2012.  -- BERNAMA   


Some of the policemen who were on duty during the rally.


A child is seen sleeping on the floor during the rally. -- NST pix

Traffic chaos caused by rally participants near KTM station in Kuala Lumpur. -- Bernama photo

Rally participants standing on two vehicles without any regard for their safety. -- NSTP/ Mohd Yusni Ariffin

Traffic chaos caused by rally participants. NSTP/Sairien Nafis

A taxi driver was forced to discontinue his journey because of traffic congestion due to the rally. -- NSTP/ Mohd Yusni Ariffin

Ex-Information Minister Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir (centre) at the rally in Stadium Merdeka. -- NSTP pix by Khairull Azry Bidin.

A woman putting on a rally head band on a boy at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. -- NSTP/Sairien Nafis

A man is seen with a child in the rally. -- NSTP/Khairull Azry Bidin.

Participants believed to be university students marching from the Universiti Malaya in Lembah Pantai to the city. -- NSTP/Afendi Mohamed.

One of the participants is seen taking along her child during the rally despite advice by the police. -- NSTP/Khairull Azry Bidin.

Several roads in KL have to be closed because of the rally. -- NSTP/Surianie Mohd Hanif

A few of the rally participants believed to be secondary school students. -- NSTP/Nik Hariff Hassan

Most of the shops around Petaling Street were closed today due to the rally. NSTP/Yazit Razali









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