Violent action by police, claim ISA vigilers

Riot police barred activists from holding candlelight vigils to commemorate the Internal Security Act’s (ISA) 50th anniversary in eight places around the country, with 36 activists arrested.

At Dataran MBPJ, Padang Timur in Petaling Jaya, Selangor  which saw the earliest vigil begin at 8pm – members of the Light Strike Force (LSF) began dispersing the 300-strong crowd just as the latter began singing Negaraku while marching from the mall, through the adjacent carpark and towards the field across the main road.

As they approached the field, they were confronted by a wall of LSF shields wielded by about 30 riot police, backed by another 50 uniformed police.

 

Video by Sunny Lim, Citizen Journalist