There were some briefing telling those people that this is going to be a peace gathering. There will be definitely no violence. The speaker also mentioned that if police avoid them to Dataran Merdeka, they will only sit and protest. Then Nik Nazmi , MP of Kelana Jaya mentioned the same thing , he even said that there will be no provocation toward police from the Bersih 3.0 supporters. This will be a really peace gathering.
Then, these group of people started to march to Pasar Seni , after 20 minutes they reached to the first road block, numbers of police made a long human chain to avoid these some 2000 people march to Pasar Seni. Leader of the group commanded these people to break the block, the situation was kinda chaotic , luckily these police DID NOT re-act with this sort of violence misbehavior.
These avid supporters of Bersih 3.0 then march to Pasar Seni where they merge with other groups .
In Pasar Seni, I saw Bersih 3.0 supporters everywhere . There were numbers of police as well, but they only observed and let the Bersih 3.0 supporters enjoying their 'moment'. In fact some supporters already initiated the Bersih 3.0 'moment' as early as 11 pm the day earlier (27/4/2012) . I would say police had already been tolerate since the night of Bersih 3.0 event. No arrest , no FRU , no provocation ... NOTHING , they just observed and let those Bersih 3.0 supporters assemble at few entrance point of Dataran Merdeka.
From Pasar Seni , I moved to Bar Council . The road to Dataran Merdeka already barricaded with barb wire . Police at one side and the Bersih 3.0 supporters on the other side . These supporters keep repeating all sort of chanting, singing etc , and even provocation words to police . All the police just stood still ,observed and did not re-act to the opposite site , and surprisingly not even a word asking the protesters to disperse peacefully (well I believe , they already knew that exchanging words with protesters will only initiated something even worse).
As their group getting bigger, these protesters continue to provoke the police more aggressive. At one moment I saw Karpal Singh came with his wheelchair , people gave way . He stopped there for approximately 10 - 15 minutes and then move away from the crowd . There was also an ambulance from Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia came to medically assist some of the crowd which I believe sick due to the hot weather or accidently injured with barb wire barricade (as some of them keep pushing the others forward). Then the situation get heated up with the presence of Australian controversial senator Mr. Nicholas Xenophone, some opposition leader came and asked the police if this guy can cross the barricade just to be an observer. The opposition leader mentioned that Mr. Nicholas Xenophone is Datuk Seri Nazri (minister) guest and the policeman should granted his request. The policeman politely rejected, and the opposition leader seemed unsatisfied, he snapped the policeman picture and move away from the crowd.
The crowds were getting bigger and some sort of aggressive acts took place . FRU started to take over police . They get ready to face any consequences on the massive and uncontrolled crowd . One of the protester even dare to cross the barb wire, pick some DBKL flowers and give to FRU , well I am not touch with this kind of 'bravery act instead I felt this is some sort of provocation when what he did actually make rest of the supporters adrenaline to raise and could lead to something serious.
Someone from the group start to kick the barricade and barb wire . It seem like they already got the idea on how to remove the barb wire , they purposely did this in front of the FRU and police . Still .. police do not do anything and just watched . When the barbwire fully removed , some of the daredevil came close to the FRU and snapped pictures , posing in front of them and did all sort of funny things and snapped using their phone camera. Obviously, it was another provocation , and they are lucky as there's still no action taken .
People started to march towards the FRU and police, I'd felt the situation might become worse and quickly move away from the location and try to find some other strategic locations for some good pictures and videos. When the situation extended to this limit, I believe police have no choice but need to force these people to dispersed. At the same time, on other locations I was informed police were beaten by aggressive supporters, police car and motorcycle were also wreck down !
I believe if FRU and police still try to be Mr. Nice Guy, the possibility to trigger a massive riot is very very high and the whole nation might be effected ! They have no choice but to disperse the angry crowd with water cannon and tear gas , or else the craziness will continue and will effect rights of the majority in this country who want to live in peace. I personally congratulate PDRM for their wise decision handling the situation . They had been tolerated with these demonstrators for almost 20 hours before stern action taken ! Tahniah PDRM ! Majority of rakyat are behind you !