04 Feb '11, 9am

Malaysian police fire water cannons at anti-Mubarak rally. #jan25

Malaysian police fire water cannons at anti-Mubarak rally. #jan25

KUALA LUMPUR : Police fired water cannons at protesters as about 600 Malaysians held a noisy rally outside the US embassy on Friday to demand Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resign immediately. As the protesters - comprising opposition political and civil rights groups led by the Pan-Malaysia Islamic Party - marched, they shouted "Down, Down Mubarak!" Many of them carried a banner saying "We march with Egyptians". Others held placards with the words "Down, down Mubarak" and "Mubarak your game is over", as a police helicopter buzzed low over them. Security outside the embassy in Kuala Lumpur was tight with 200 heavily armed riot police displaying batons, shields and tear gas rifles. Rally organisers handed a one-page memorandum to the US mission calling on Washington to influence Mubarak to quit immediately. "The United States of America clearly has a big influence on Hosn...

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