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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
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.