12 January 2013

HKR KL112 - Depa dah berkumpul...

 subuh di mesjid negara


Deepak pun mai...

Di Stadium Merdeka...

KL112 rally: 50,000 and counting...

The police also say that about 1,000 people have gathered at Masjid Negara, while eyewitnesses claimed that the number could be as high as 20,000 at about 11am.

Thousands of people have started to stream into the nation’s federal capital to participate in the Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat rally at Stadium Merdeka this afternoon.

By noon, eye-witnesses claim that more than 50,000 people have gathered at various spots, all heading towards Stadium Merdeka.

Supporters started gathering as early 4am this morning in anticipation of a police shutdown of the city.

However, there were no police roadblocks anywhere, and in fact the police are helping the people, mostly from out-of-state, giving them directions to where they are supposed to gather.

The rally-goers would meet at eight locations in the city before marching to Stadium Merdeka for the rally which starts at 2pm.

The meeting points are the Universiti Malaya mosque, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Jalan Sultan, Central Market, Kampung Baru, Masjib Negara and Dataran Merdeka.

While Dataran Merdeka is off limits due to some road repaving works by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, the police have given all clear for other meeting points.

A survey by FMT revealed that the city centre is still experiencing smooth traffic flow except for some roads.

Police Facebook reported that Jalan Loke Yew leading to Jalan Kinabalu was choked with traffic.

The police’s initial estimation was that only about 1,000 people have gathered at Masjid Negara, while eyewitnesses claimed that the number could be as high as 20,000.

It must be noted that Masjid Negara is the meeting point for PAS supporters from the northern states.

The mosque was also filled to the brim for the morning prayers today – all made up of the rally goers (pix below).

Police have not set up any barricades on the roads leading into the city.

Meanwhile, the situation at Stadium Merdeka was calm with about 5,000 supporters – and fast rising – waiting for the gates of the stadium to open. Roads leading to the historic stadium have been lined up with stalls selling drinks and food stuff.

About 500 protesters gathered outside of Kelab Sultan Sulaiman at Kampung Baru as of 12 noon. Clad in yellow, green or black (Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia colours), the protesters started their march to KLCC at 11.30am.

The crowd fro the UM mosque and from Brickfields also started their march towards Stadium Merdeka at about 11.30am.-FMT





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