The rain did not dampen the spirit of the people who wanted a message sent to the Agong, and to the increasingly detached and arrogant leaders of this nation.
The crowd was easily 30 times more than the Bar Council's "Walk for Justice", says Ahiruddin Attan/Rocky, who joined more than 60,000 Malaysians in the walk to the Istana Negara.
Police used teargas
... and water cannons to disperse...
...the crowd who tried to march from Jalan Tun Perak to Dataran Meredeka despite threats from the Prime Minister, Pak Lah, and the IGP
One of the 245 people who were detained
But they finally made it when BERSIH's representative Dr Syed Azman Syed Ahmad Nawawi succeeded in handing its memorandum to an Istana Negara official at around 4pm, cheered by thousands of Malaysians who braved the rain, and the police's water cannons and tear gas. And their mission accomplished.
More reports & pix by AlJazeerah here, jeffooi, Rockybru , Harakah, Shanghaifish
Also, for more pix, go to sagaladoola
In case you didn’t see the Al Jazeerah TV coverage, Marina Mahathir has it here
And read BERSIH Rally in London here
pix: courtesy of rockybru, shanghaifish Wee Choo Keong,Harakah.