Saturday, 9 July 2011

What A Rally!!!

Hello folks,

I'm back home and safe and sound, though extremely tired from the day's adventures.

I got tear-gassed about 3 times and it ain't the best feeling in the world.

It was good to see such a good turn-out though. None of the organisers were expecting such a huge crowd.

If you look at the crowd in this picture:

you'd be amazed to find that it is only a small portion of this huge mass of people!

And this in turn is only part of the group demonstrating in that region. It's mind-boggling when you realise that there were a number of splinter groups there.

It is very evident that people want change.



walla said...

Relieved you're alright, Crankster.

I see a revolution. And long overdue.

Crankster said...

Thanks for the photo link, Walla.

Starmandala said...

Thanks for taking all the tear gas hits for me, Cranky! I owe you :-)

Anonymous said...

It's time to change , turn turn TURN !!

jugular said...

Good to hear you're safe Cranky Pants. :)

I'd love to see the cops try that sort of thing in Oz. There really would be a riot, followed by a revolution.

Crankster said...

Antares - most rallies I've managed to avoid them, but not this time, goddammit!!

jugular - the cops would never dare try that sort of thing in Oz because the Ozzies have trained them to know that there would be repercussions. Big time. Unfortunately, Malaysians are too mild.

jugular said...

Ahhh, the good old Aussies, with a healthy built in disrespect for authority in all its forms. A convincing theory is that it's a result of their convict heritage, i.e. getting sent here for stealing a loaf of bread. :)

Crankster said...

I'd like to pat their backs and tell them, "Good on ya, mate!"

Anonymous said...

Ozzies : " how is malaysia to-die (means today lah ) after the walk !? "