Here’s another video of the Bersih 3.0 demonstration….
We can see that even since before the FRU sprayed tear gas the demonstration had been chaotic…
The photo below clearly shows that the FRU had no choice but to spray the tear gas because the water cannon did not seems to be able to put things under control as shown at minute 7:20 of the video… I cannot understand how anybody can still blame the police for spraying the tear gas to the demonstrators after watching the video?
I read an article in MalaysiaKini which claimed that a police car intentionally hit Bersih 3.0 supporters while driving towards Dataran Merdeka near Sogo… According to the article, the incident caused a Bersih 3.0 supporter to bounce up onto the car… But obviously, at minute 08:20 of the video, we can see that the Bersih 3.0 supporter purpposely climbed up onto the car to attack it… And the car accident was the result of the Bersih 3.0 demonstrators attacks on the moving car.
Another Bersih 3.0 supporter climbing up onto the moving car…
Was it a ‘monkey’ that was jumping on top of the police car?
Bersih 3.0 supporters even jumped into an ambulance and attacked a police inside(the ambulance) while the paramedics were helping the victims of the police car crash at Sogo as seen at minute 09:32 of the video.
I received two comments for my post, ‘Bersih 3.0… A peaceful demonstration?’ saying:
were you there AA … why are you lying about things you did not see….everything was peaceful until police started gassing people…peaceful marchers….you are typical BN …just put your side of pictures on the media…LIARS..I was there. The police were the thugs.”
“Tell us why a police car ran into the crowd …a boy has been warded because of this….how dare you twist the story…how much did they pay you?”
Those comments really caught my attention. I am not a Barisan Nasional (BN) member; infact I am not even a BN’s supporter (after what happened, nor am I a Pakatan Rakyat’s supporter, either). I did not write the article (or any other articles) on BN’s instruction. I am just writing my point of view about the demonstration as a peace loving citizen of Malaysia. So, why should BN pay me? It is sad that there are people who sacrificed their time, comfort and safety to join a street demonstration to fight for a clean and free election when they actually do not understand what is freedom of speech. Now it makes me wonder, what exactly are the demonstrators demonstrating for?
I also want a clean and fair election, even though I am not eligible to vote at 14 years old. Bersih is free to fight for a good cause but my complain is, why must they held a street demonstrations and disobey the law? And after looking at how the crowd provoked the police on the night before the event, I asked myself if all the demonstrators really wanted Bersih 3.0 rally to be peaceful? Please read: ‘Bersih 3.0:In Videos-Police Brutality/Video Keganasan Polis?’
I was accused as a ‘typical BN’. So, for some of the Bersih 3.0 violent street rally demonstrators, those who do not agree with them are the ‘typical BN’ or paid by BN. And anyone who is sensible enough not to support the violant acts done by the demonstrators are BN supporters? Even my little brother understands that, ‘matlamat tidak akan menghalalkan cara’, Please read his blog post: Bersih 3.0 Violence – The End Justifies The Means? Odd… I thought that they are demonstrating for a fair and clean election and not for ‘Anti-Barisan Nasional’. Or are BN’s member right when they claim that Bersih 3.0 is actually the oppossitions’ rally?
A fair and clean election means no cheating during the elections. If they claim that BN cheated in the pasts elections, so why did the opposition party that was accused to cheat in their own party elections by their own members and ex-leaders was also leading the rally? If the PR leads the country, can we be sure that all the elections are clean and free? But for some Bersih demonstrators, no other political party cheats but BN; so those who were not satisfied were paid by BN…….
So what exactly is Bersih 3.0 demonstration was all about? A fight for a clean and fair election… or was it an ‘Anti-Barisan Nasional’ demonstration?
Is the above statement true? Well let’s take a look at what happened just before the 2:55 pm incident after which the FRU started to spray the water cannon and tear gas…
The Bersih 3.0 supporters broke the barricades at the Dataran Merdeka when they (the Bersih 3.0 supporters) should not have done so. And talking about a peaceful assembly, I think provocating the police and breaking the law is not a part of being peaceful.
What happened when the police arrived at Dataran Merdeka the night before the demonstration took place…
They provocated the police and called the police bad names…
And this is what happened around 11:00 am on the day of the demonstration…
And this happened some time before the 2:55pm incident…
By the way, if all the protesters disperesed peacefully after the police used the water cannon and DO NOT provoked the police by running towards the ‘red truck'(and a man even lay down in front of the truck while others threw things towards the truck) as shown in the first video, then only it is fair for them to complain about the tear gas incident. Did the protesters think the police would just smiled at them after what they did? Protesters knows the rule; first the water cannon and if that won’t work, next will be the tear gas. The protesters broke the rules so tit for tat…
Did the Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat deputy president Azmin Ali instigated Bersih 3.0 protesters to breach the barricades surrounding Dataran Merdeka?
When questioned by the medias during Anwar’s media conference at PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Anwar and Azmin denied accusations that they exchanged signals that later led to their supporters to crash into police barricades in the 2.55pm incident at Dataran Merdeka. And to the journalists who asked questions if the PKR leaders did instigated the crowd and related the matter to the video above, Anwar and Azmin retorted, “This is UMNO’s question” and “Where are you from?”. When a journalist stood up and claimed that he was behind Azmin at the Dataran Merdeka and heard Azmin telling Anwar, “Dataran Merdeka…can enter..can enter”, Azmin snapped, saying “Lies… Those are the lies of Umno”
Then things got heated when film-maker Mr. Benji Lim loudly accused Anwar and Azmin of endangering the lives of protesters exclaiming “There was no leadership and no crowd control. It was completely hijacked by the Opposition!” An altercation also nearly broke out when several party workers and journalists spoke to Lim, which ended with him shouting: “I’m a citizen too!” Which later led him to be taken out by the PKR workers.
So did Anwar and Azmin instigated the crowd?
Please click here for the photos of the Bersih 3.0 rally: