What was supposed to be a peaceful sit-in protest as promised by the Bersih 3.0 organisers turned ugly when mob rule took over where protesters pelted police with water bottles and even overturned a police patrol car.
Barricades were dismantled by the protesters who then gain entry into Dataran Merdeka. Police had no choice but to fire tear gas at the crowd which turned unruly.
The peaceful protest was marred when it was hijacked by agent provocateurs who were not hesitant to provoke the crowd to go against the police orders to breach the police barricades.
It was made worse when PKR deputy president Azmin Ali challenged the crowd that Dataran Merdeka did not belong to DBKL and asked them if they wanted to take over the historic square.
The crowd was well behaved until they were riled up by Azmin who could not care less about being defiant of the law.
Witnesses told stopthelies that they saw groups of hooligan like youths overturning a police patrol car near the Sogo area.
We were told that they were armed with bricks and rocks and resorted to smashing the windscreen of the vehicle after it overturned.
Well this is what Bersih is all about – to promote mob rule, violence and spoiling a nice Saturday afternoon for everyone.