Photos by Rakyat@work. View his blog here.
1814: The crowd of protestors swelled to a thousand. Riot police fired rounds of tear gas, but, according to another eye-witness behind police ranks, some of the fumes gusted back to the police as well. Either the shots were fired too low or the wind was blowing in the wrong direction, he said.
Stung by the fumes, the protesters, many of them bearing placards with messages such as “Ahmadi get out” and “Stop coup d’etat in Iran”, have dispersed; others have re-grouped along Jalan U Thant.
The cops are looking a little more relaxed now.
1717: The only shouts are from the police to the demonstrators, telling them not to display their placards. The crowd appears very organised, according to Rakyat@work at the scene.
1708: About 60 FRU personnel are at the scene now.
1655: Some 400 Iranians are now protesting at the UN Building in Damansara in KL now. More are arriving. They are now locked in a standoff with FRU personnel at the scene.