Las week some 20,000 demonstrators took the streets of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, demanding democracy. It was called by the civic movement Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) and supported by the main opposition bloc Pakatan Rakyat.
Riot police broke the demo with brutality, tear gas and batons.
Hundreds have been arrested even before the demos began, under pretexts such as defaming police or wearing t-shirts with the image of Che Guevara or the Bersih platform, which was outlawed.
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