Bersih 3.0 was a roaring success.
I was at the masjid Jamek area from 12 noon till about 2.50pm. I left after Anwar and Ambiga gave speeches on top of a makeshift truck. I missed out the action in the later half when tear gas was fired around 3.15pm.
It was a massive crowd. A crowd that is made up of the of the middle age, the old, the young , men and women, boys and girls. A crowd that is made up of Malay, Chinese, Indians. A crowd that is made up of people wearing yellow, green and other assorted colours.
It doesn’t matter that people do not know the person around them. All came with the same purpose and all came with the same mind — That is to ask for a free and fair election.
It was supposed to be a sit in. But except for those in the side roads where there were space to sit or squat, around most of Jalan Tun perak there is only standing space, so much so many find it impossible to sit down.
So we all stood. We all stood up for Bersih – a clean and fair election in mind.
The crowd was peaceful. People greet each other even though they do not know the person.
In that instant and in that sea of yellow and green, all are brothers and sisters. Brothers and sisters with different skin colour , with different background, but with one purpose in mind.
This is people’s power. This is democracy. (more pictures and video later)
The crowd at Masjid Jamek Station around 12.30pm
At around 1 pm.
Crowd building up.This is taken Around 1.30pm.
This is from reuters:Is that a phone jammer?