A total of 31 individuals were taken into custody at Dang Wangi police station last night after being dispersed from Dataran Merdeka where they had gathered for a vigil in memory of all those who died of Covid-19 thus far.
The incident came to light last night after Nalina Nair went live on Instagram, recording the distressing events of the arrest, which caught the attention of outraged netizens.
They were there for a “candlelight vigil” and memorial service for those who died of Covid-19. The rally organised by Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR), the same group which organised the #Lawan rally last month, was scheduled to start at 8pm.
However, it is learnt that the organisers decided to call off the event at the eleventh hour. Despite this, some people turned up as they were unaware that the gathering was called off.
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