COMMENT The police have now overtaken Ibrahim Ali in turning support for the Bersih 2.0 march into a going concern among citizens.
Repressive measures they have taken in the past few days are set to make the planned march the object of national attention.
That dovetails nicely with what the march's organisers had in mind when they set out to publicise it weeks ago. At that point, the organisers had doubts as to whether the second edition of this event, first staged in November 2007, would be the success the inaugural one resoundingly was.
Thanks to the incendiary fulminations of Perkasa's Ibrahim Ali and the myopia of the police, the upcoming march has had all the revving-up its organisers could have wished for to make it supersede its predecessor in size and importance...