0820: Police have detained five people said to be from a private event company hired to facilitate a hunger-strike programme and to put up a canopy outside Wisma DAP in Ipoh this morning, reports an eye-witness.
About 20 plainclothes personnel and 50 uniformed personnel are at the scene now.
Another 20 FRU personnel have “taken over” the canopy and are preventing anyone from approaching it. A giant balloon for the launch of the hunger-strike programme has been confiscated.
Two police jeeps, two vans, seven trucks and four squad cars are now parked around Wisma DAP.