Sunday, July 10, 2011

Malaysia, activists in the streets in the name of legality, rights and anti-corruption

There is a woman and a lawyer of Indian origin Ambiga Sreenevasan head of the broad movement of civil society now shakes Malaysia. And 'the former president of the Bar Council of Malaysia, and is known for its commitment to protect individual freedoms and human rights. The leader was arrested today, along with 900 other activists, for leading an unauthorized demonstration in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, where they were discharged for several hours over 20 thousand young people, dispersed by police with water cannons and tear gas.

"Bersih 2.0", a forum of over 80 NGOs, without any political color, announced today, July 9, the largest popular demonstration in the history of the country, which could bring together 400 thousand people to ask for "clean elections" transparency, justice, law, equal opportunities for all.

But the vast array of police forces, the total blockade of the capital (roads and railways still closed access), the preventive arrests (over 200) to the warnings in the press that have limited the observers do not hesitate to call "a peaceful trial of strength "(no clash, no deaths and few minor injuries) of the Malaysian civil society.

The demonstrators wanted to meet in the "Stadium Merdeka," the historian "Independence Stadium," like a fortress protected by the agents, with barricades and trucks. Do not have made it, but gave the nation a clear sign of their presence.

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