A gathering organised by the Gerakan Mansuhkan Akta Hasutan was disrupted in Speakers’ Square in Penang by a pro-Sedition Act mob.
About two dozen hefties shouted at a few of the activists including Suaram coordinator Ong Jing Cheng and chased the group from the field amidst some pushing and shoving.
Jing Cheng was escorted out by police and activist colleagues from Aliran to safety as abuse was hurled in his direction.
I asked one of the police personnel present the identity of the group disrupting the gathering, but he said he didn’t know.
The intolerance on display appears disturbing. It is disappointing that people are threatened for exercising their right to freedom of speech at the Speakers’ Square.