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    Posted April 29, 2012 by
    renegadeimg
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    Bersih 3.0

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     renegadeimg says Bersih 3.0 is the follow-up protest to Bersih 2.0, which happened a year ago. These protests call for fair elections within Malaysia. 'The parliament tabled the demands of this protest, instead the parliament failed to address most of the electoral demands of the people, which resulted in this 3.0 protest.'

    He says an estimated 250,000 people showed up to support the cause: 'It has been dubbed as the largest street protest in Malaysia's history since independence.'
    - jne2013, CNN iReport producer

    My photo editorial report on the inside stories of the Bersih 3.0 rally. Local dailies reported had pictures of the protesters retaliation and the damage.

    However an energetic, organized and festive like environment was present before police crackdown started after a small group 'rogue' protesters defied the rally organizers call to disperse and not break through barricade.

    What happened after that was pure chaos, brutality and arrests. As photographers we were restrained ourselves by the police as we were constantly shooed away and shoved from photo angles. Even media personal with credentials faced the same fate as us.

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