BERSIH Yellow Rally
It’s 3:05pm, the FRU already fired water cannon and tear gas at the peace rally at Masjid Jamek and thousands march on to Istana Negara, despite the heavy downpour and the government blockade.
Malaysiakini – Live reports: The BERSIH rally
2.50pm: 10,000 who are at the Masjid Negara have begun marching to Istana Negara. They split into two groups using two different routes.
Malaysiakini and BERSIH server is having high traffic volume, making it hard to access the website. Jeff Ooi wears Yellow, and so is Ahiruddin Atan. Malaysia Today got a new URL: http://www.m2day.org or m2day.org
Here’s a still image collage of Dataran Merdeka from 2:35pm to 3:31pm on 10th November 2007, today (taken from Kuala Lumpur City Hall Urban Transportation Department website):
Traffic location : Persimpangan Jalan Tun Perak/Jalan Raja (Dataran Merdeka)
There’s a fleet of FRU convoy along Jalan Raja. Ironically at 3:16pm still image, Bukit Aman Police Headquarter is in full view — towering menacingly — as if the Big Brother camera needs to remind us the Orwellian state we live in.
Malaysiakini’s visualisation on BERSIH’s mass protest (3:15pm-4.22pm)
3.20pm: A Bersih delegation, which include Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang from DAP and PAS president Hadi Awang, is waiting about 100 metres outside the Istana Negara. The 40,000 crowd are on the highway and are being held back by riot police 200 metres from Istana Negara.
4.00pm: The Bersih delegation led by Anwar Ibrahim handed the memorandum to the King’s secretary at the gate of the Istana Negara. Anwar is accompanied by PAS’ Hadi Awang and Nasharuddin Mat Isa and DAP’s Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng. The organisers are asking the 40,000-strong crowd to disperse.
Another collection of still image at the surrounding area of Jalan Damansara/Jalan Tun Sambathan (near Istana Negara) can be found here: