11 policemen hurt, four vehicles damaged

The rally-goers became aggressive after some opposition leaders gave speeches, says KL police chief Mohmad Salleh. 

(Free Malaysia Today) – The Bersih 3.0 crowd had acted so aggressively yesterday that 11 policemen were injured, while four police vehicles were damaged, in the melee that took place in the city.

City police chief DCP Mohmad Salleh said that right after some opposition leaders and NGOs

had given speeches, rally-goers became aggressive and started pelting objects and charged through police barriers at Dataran Merdeka.

“Police took action by firing water cannon and tear gas to stop the crowd from marching forward,” he said in a press statement last night.

It said that in the ensuing trouble, 11 police officers were injured, of whom nine were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital and two to the UKM medical centre.

The victims are listed below: