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Police Nab Four Over Firing Of Crackers At ‘Bersih’ Rally

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KUALA LUMPUR – Police arrested four men over two incidents of hurling lighted fire crackers as participants of the Bersih 4 rally here began to disperse early today.

Kuala Lumpur Police chief Datuk Tajudin Md Isa said police arrested one of the men first for throwing lighted fire crackers at the crowd in the vicinity of Dataran Merdeka.

Subsequently, they arrested two more men who did the same thing, and another man who tried to stop the police from arresting the duo, he told Bernama.

Tajudin said in a media statement yesterday that a 21-year-old man was arrested at Dataran Merdeka yesterday for engaging in an obscene act and failing to produce his identity card.

The Bersih 4 rally, which the police declared illegal, was organised by the electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 which said it was fighting for clean and fair elections, and a clean government, among other things. – BERNAMA

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