09 Jul '11, 9am

We cannot allow a minority group to protest and stir trouble in the country-

Malaysian police arrested 500 people and used tear gas and water cannon in the capital Saturday as part of a massive security operation to thwart an opposition-backed rally for electoral reforms. About 8,000 protesters defied baton-carrying riot officers in front of a downtown bus station, retreating at times and regrouping to push back police lines in a cat-and-mouse confrontation. The demonstrators fought back by picking up tear gas canisters which they lobbed back at police, AFP reporters said, noting that a downpour had dampened the stinging impact of the chemical irritant commonly used in crowd control. Protest organisers said they will attempt to march to a stadium where they had earlier planned to hold their rally and which has resulted in lockdown as the government seal offs large parts of the city with barricades. "Why is the government trying to intimidate citize...

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