Update: It was also a no show at Komtar, where the group was supposed to stage a protest after the Friday solat prayer. In the event, only light strike force and other police personnel were present.
No one turned up for a protest at the Aliran office around noon today despite a notice having been circulated over social media saying a silat group would be staging a demonstration outside the reform group’s premises in Jelutong, Penang.
According to the notice, the group was purportedly unhappy over the photo of a picture-stomping incident allegedly taken during the Bersih rally. The photo showed a female stomping on a (doctored?) photo apparently of Najib and Hadi.
Light strike force and other police personnel arrived outside the Aliran office just before noon to monitor the situation but the ‘protesters’ failed to show up.
Aliran, which is part of the Bersih 2.0 coalition and is represented on the coalition’s steering committee, had organised a forum on Bersih 4 in Penang ahead of the rally proper.