Friday, February 04, 2011


Malaysian protesters shout slogans against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in front of the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysian cops opened up with water cannons on anti-Mubarik protesters outside the US embassy.  What is with cops?  Give em something fun to hurt people with and they sure as hell will use it.  It gets old.  

The following is from

Malaysian police fire water cannons at anti-Mubarak rally

KUALA LUMPUR : Police fired water cannons at protesters as about 600 Malaysians held a noisy rally outside the US embassy on Friday to demand Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resign immediately.

As the protesters - comprising opposition political and civil rights groups led by the Pan-Malaysia Islamic Party - marched, they shouted "Down, Down Mubarak!"

Many of them carried a banner saying "We march with Egyptians". Others held placards with the words "Down, down Mubarak" and "Mubarak your game is over", as a police helicopter buzzed low over them.

Security outside the embassy in Kuala Lumpur was tight with 200 heavily armed riot police displaying batons, shields and tear gas rifles.

Rally organisers handed a one-page memorandum to the US mission calling on Washington to influence Mubarak to quit immediately.

"The United States of America clearly has a big influence on Hosni Mubarak. It is time for the United States of America to state its stand, in no uncertain terms, that Mubarak must go," the demonstrators demanded.

"The Egyptian people deserve a regime change. Egyptians deserve their freedom, the right to self-determination and the right to build their own future."

S Arulchelvan, secretary-general of the Socialist Party of Malaysia, lashed out at police for firing the water cannons and arresting three people.

"It was unnecessary. The people were going home after a peaceful rally when police fired the water cannon," he said.

Normala Daud, 52, a teacher who joined the rally, said: "We are peaceful protesters. I am here to support the pro-democracy protesters in Egypt. Mubarak is a cruel leader. He must go immediately."

- AFP/ms

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