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Sunday, 27 February 2011

HINDRAF Racism Rally - Report From KLCC

Someone told me that this was supposed to be a citizen's rally.

Perhimpunan orang ramai, my @$$!!! It was more of a perhimpunan polis!! When I got there a while after 9am, the place was crawling with blue shirts.

I got off at the Ampang Park station just in case the KLCC station was closed. As I exited, I ran into at least 3 cops.

Feigning innocence, I asked, "Why are there so many policemen here?"

"An illegal assembly," he muttered apologetically. I thanked him and walked on.

Cops and trucks amidst the normal traffic

When I reached KLCC, I saw them in full force. They stopped me and asked to see to see my IC. I happily complied. They asked me what I did for a living.

I promptly replied.

"Where did I work?" they also wanted to know. I had no qualms about providing them with the answer.

"Why are you here?" they asked.

"Shopping," I said, with my best butter-wouldn't-melt-in-my-mouth look.

They looked at me disbelievingly. Finally, since it appeared that there was no conclusive evidence that I was there for the rally, they let me go. "If I see you out here again, I'm going to arrest you," the cop warned me as I departed.

We'll see about that, I thought.

The cops were getting weary

Those cops were sitting there at 9:30am. They were still there when I left at about 12:30pm. They looked weary. :-)

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...

Some of the cops sought shade under those trees. I counted at least 5 trucks in the area. There was even a canine unit there, for some reason. I also caught sight of a unit bergerak - don't have a clue what that was for (it looked like a first aid centre).

Tourists gawked at the fire power in the vicinity

Tourists were happily snapping away. I guess this is not a common sight in their country.

I had trouble getting around because of my race. Judging by some of the reports from other witnesses, it looks like I was super-lucky not to get arrested.

At 6:30am, they were busy arresting any Indian who was visible in the KLCC region.

3 comments:

Antares said...

Yaaay, the reincarnated Mata Hari!

masterwordsmith said...

Thanks for the reporting! Glad you are safe!

Crankster said...

Antares - Mata Hari? Hardly, I feel like a coward compared to some of the other citizen journalists. The cops were pretty intimidating and very eager to arrest. I didn't want to encourage it.

MWS - thanks for your concern :-)