Images from Penang Watch: Peaceful protestors @ Gurney Drive, Penang.
Are the Penang police testing the patience of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng?
Why are they arresting peaceful protestors against the dreaded Internal Security Act in Penang yesterday? This is post-March 8, police. This government belongs to the people, not to UMNO anymore !
From the photos I can see that there were more FRU personnel than protestors? Are they so many protestors that they can cause a stampede? We can see who are bullies now !
I received an alert from blogger Lucia Lai @ Mental Jog and according to her, seven activists were arrested in Penang last night. By 9pm, five of the activists including Ong Boon Keong, had been released. The two who remained – SUARAM’s Teh Chun Hong and Lau Shu Shi, who is also Penang’s coordinator for Abolish ISA Movement – are to be produced in the Penang court this morning.
Guess why were they arrested?
According to the Penang Watch website, the duo were arrested after making complaints against the police under section 90 of the Police Act -for causing `public nuisance’. Lau and Teh will spend a night in police lock-up before being sent to the new Magistrate Court near Dewan Sri Pinang, at 8.00am today (Monday). The other five will have to report to the Pulau Tikus police station on May 26th (tentatively agreed to turn up at 10.00am) to find out if they will be charged for illegal assembly.ing.
After all protestors dispersed the police who assembled a few dozens of FRU shock troops in front of the Plaza and blocking the traffic in the narrow road, started to make arrests!