Diadakan tiga hari selepas 120,000 orang membanjiri perhimpunan yang sama di Kuala Lumpur, perhimpunan di Pulau Pinang malam tadi turut disertai mereka dari negeri jiran - Kedah dan Perak.
Suasana petang himpunan 'Tolak Penipuan PRU-13' #Black505 di Stadium Batu Kawan, Pulau Pinang...
Suasana malam himpunan 'Tolak Penipuan PRU-13' #Black505 di Stadium Batu Kawan, Pulau Pinang...
Since 4pm, the North-South Expressway was jammed, with cars crawling snail like through the Bukit Tambun exit to Batu Kawan, a well-known seafood hangout.
Pakatan leaders like Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu and newly-minted Seberang Jaya assemblyperson Dr Afif Bahardin, parked their vehicles at least five kilometers away to get to the venue, which by night sparkled with colourful lighted stalls selling various party paraphernalia.
Anwar was quick to ride on the crowd's frustration over Najib's comment and Utusan Malaysia's controversial front-page report headlined 'Apa lagi Cina mahu' (What more do the Chinese want?).
"Let 'Brother' Anwar answer those questions. The Chinese, Malays, Indians, Dayak and Kadazans want clean and fair elections, they want the people's wealth to be returned and not be robbed by BN or Umno.
When he spoke, Lim was terribly pleased with the turnout, claiming Pakatan broke a record again by drawing a 125,000 crowd, at such a short notice, where the venue was changed from the MPSP Stadium in Bukit Mertajam to Batu Kawan within a day.
"There are thousands outside the stadium who cannot enter because of the massive crowd here," he said jubilantly.
Mohamad, better known as Mat Sabu, was probably the most animated speaker, leading the crowd into a sarcastic laughing session against the EC.
"The EC said the ink was indelible, but it could not last even for an hour. Hah! Hah! Hah!" he laughed, and the crowd laughed along.
"They have no shame to say this is the cleanest and fairest election. Let's laugh and boo at them, and ask them to get lost," he continued, while the crowd booed with him.
Mat Sabu claimed that his mobile phone was hacked where racist messages such as "Hidup Cina, Mampus Melayu" (Long live the Chinese, the Malays can die) were being sent out to the public, with some calling him up to scold him for his purported action.
"I never sent those messages and I do not know who hacked my phone. But you know the ones who are often playing with such racist issues," he said, and the crowd cried ‘UMNO'.
Rakyat banjiri perhimpunan Black 505 di P Pinang