Police moved in to stop Anwar from addressing a ceramah outside Azmin Ali’s service centre in Gombak last night.

This ceramah, which aimed to highlight the latest developments in his case among othere recent events, began at 9.00pm.

A crowd of a few thousand turned up to listen to the various speakers. When it was Anwar’s turn at around 11.30pm, the cops moved in after a few minutes to prevent him from speaking.

The crowd grew agitated and chanted furiously “Reformasi! Reformasi!” During the ensuing commotion, Anwar was escorted safely away from the scene.

Riot police with water cannon had sealed off the area.

More police and several FRU trucks arrived at the ceramah venue even after it was over. The crowd dispersed but a couple of people were believed to have been arrested.

Which raises the question, why are the authorities so afraid of allowing Anwar to speak?

This report from Anwar Ibrahim’s blog:

Dari Keadilan Daily

Lebih 5,000 rakyat pelbagai lapisan kaum hadir program pelancaran Kempen Tolak kes Fitnah II anjuran KEADILAN di perkarangan Pusat Khidmat Rakyat Ahli Parlimen Gombak, Taman Melawati di sini, malam ini.

Seperti kelaziman, program anjuran KEADILAN itu dihalang polis hingga menyebabkan majlis yang dijadual bermula jam 9 malam ditangguh kira-kira sejam.

Polis dikatakan hanya membenarkan sesi ucapan selama 30 minit sahaja, menyebabkan pegawai kepada Timbalan Presiden KEADILAN, Mohamed Azmin Ali terpaksa berunding dengan polis Ampang.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Ketua Pembangkang turut muncul hingga menggamatkan hadirin.

Bagaimanapun, polis hanya membenarkan Anwar memberi ucapan selama 15 minit sahaja, malah mematikan pembesar suara dan mengheret Ketua Umum KEADILAN itu turun dari pentas, hingga menimbulkan kemarahan orang ramai.

Kehadiran polis, FRU hanya menyebabkan kekecohan berlaku
Pada jam 11.30 malam, polis menyerbu ke arah orang ramai hingga menimbulkan kekecohan sedangkan program itu, asalnya berlangsung aman.

Suasana terus kecoh dan tiga orang dipercayai ditahan polis.

Dalam pada itu, seorang wartawan Free Malaysia Today, Fazy Sahir cedera terkena lontaran kerusi dalam suasana kecoh itu.

Kempen itu dinamakan sebagai ‘DNA’ atau ‘Datuk Najib-Altantuya’ bertujuan mengupas perkembangan terkini kes yang dihadapi Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan fitnah terbaru mengenai rakaman video seks yang didalangi Umno melalui ‘Datuk T’.

Turut hadir dalam ceramah ialah Ahli Parlimen Balik Pulau, Yusmadi Yusoff dan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Hulu Klang, Saari Sungib.

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