Poor turnout at free Anwar rally (with video)


(The Rakyat Post) – Fewer than 200 participants showed up at the Kita Lawan rally held in front of the Sogo Shopping Centre here today.

The situation was kept under control by the police force which kept  traffic smooth along busy Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

Held to show support for incarcerated Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is currently serving time after he was found guilty of sodomy, the rally had been deemed illegal by police who confirmed that no approval was given to the organisers.

PKR vice-president Tian Chua, during the rally, stressed that the Opposition would continue its campaign despite the restrictions imposed by the authorities.

“No one gets hurt or threatened. This is the public’s power and rights. We will protect our rights as stated in the Constitution.

“Nobody can tell us when and where we should assemble.”

In his speech, Tian Chua said police should understand them as they are a part of the public, too.

“The police officers and their families, too, can feel the cruelty when food and oil prices increase. This is why we assemble. To fight for justice for the people.”

Present was PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

The rally, which started at 4pm, saw the small group of rally-goers marching to KLCC from Sogo with a marching band which caught the attention of road users in the city.


SEE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wWGNhjhF_Q