Even before I woke up, there had been sms’es about water cannons and tear gas :( (thanks li tsin!)
Hours before the protest organised by Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) is due to take place, the police have already begun firing tear gas and chemical-laced water to disperse crowds in three areas in Kuala Lumpur – Jalan Ampang, the KLCC and Batu Caves.
The police fired a volley of tear gas at Jalan Ampang at about 7.40am today to disperse a large crowd who had gathered there. The area has been declared a curfew zone by the police, who have issued a ‘arrest on sight’ order.
Earlier, the police also used tear gas to disperse a crowd which gathered at Batu Caves and the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) areas.
At around 5.30 am, the estimates were 8,000 at Batu Caves and another 4,000 around Jln Ampang.
I’m a bit more fearful of violence today then with previous protests. But let’s remain hopefull.
Thanks for all the kind comments everyone, and see you on the other side!