My contact in Bukit Selambau reports:
0026: Three PKR supporters are believed to have been detained for not dispersing, though I am unable to confirm this.
2355: Police have given a final warning for the crowd to disperse. My contact is concerned that there could be arrests.
2350: In Jalan Cinta Sayang, the FRU are asking the crowd to disperse, but some are jeering and not moving.
2340: Over at Bandar Baru in Bukit Selambau, Anwar has addressed a crowd of around 5,000 as the eve of polling draws to a close.
In Simpang in Bukit Gantang, a crowd of 5,000 has just listened to Husam Musa and other NGO activists talking about whether Umno is really the defender of Malays and whether Pas is a puppet of the DAP.
Abolish ISA Movement coordinator Syed Ibrahim has pointed out that there are still 27 people detained in the nearby Kamunting Detention Centre. Helicopters have been circling overhead throughout the night.
The crowd is now dispersing. On the main road outside the Expo site, a boisterous crowd is roaring and waving Pas flags at passing vehicles.
2335: The mamak restaurant in Jalan Cinta Sayang in Bukit Selambau has pulled down its shutters as people were taking refuge there. About a thousand people are near where my contact is standing, with more across the road and all around.
2330: My contact who only just arrived at the scene is unsure what triggered the latest incident. It is at the same site where last night MIC folks confronted the PKR crowd. The MIC ops centre is just a couple of doors away from the PKR main centre.
2318: The crowd jeers. Uncertain yet if any arrest. Now the rain has stopped and the crowd is moving slowly to the road again. The FRU trucks appear intimidating. A chopper just flew over our heads. I’m moving closer.
2308: The FRU has moved in to disperse a crowd at Jalan Cinta Sayang, where the PKR ops centre is. Hardly 10 minutes later, three FRU trucks arrive to reinforce the personnel there as the crowd of 2,000 was refusing to budge.
It is raining and the crowd is seeking shelter in nearby shoplots.