SPECIAL REPORT: The Hindraf protest
Very rarely do Malaysians see such defiance. Despite repeated warnings and a court order which allowed the police to 'arrest on sight', they came out in the thousands on Nov 25 into the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
It was, in part, a protest inspired by Indian independence activist and pacifist, Mahatma Gandhi.
Like Gandhi, the Hindraf supporters were out to show mass civil disobedience and it was prominently shown by a crowd of almost 5,000 near the Hotel Maya at Jalan Ampang.
For at least five times, the crowd would run helter-skelter at each 'water canon charge', only to defiantly claim back their original positions, chanting "We want justice!" in both Tamil and English.
The following are a selection of Malaysiakini news reports, analyses, videos and letters on the Nov 25 Hindraf protest.
THE ISA ARRESTS
AFTER THE RALLY
PM: Hindraf lies over Indian plight
Hindraf lobby goes global
Is Hindraf a racist group?
Hindraf 'manipulated' the innocent
Police draw flak over excessive force
Nazri: Breach the law, face consequences
Suhakam's Khoo: Rally reflects grievances
Act against 'sufferings' in M'sia, Indian PM told
NOV 25 RALLY
Fearless Indians fight for rights
BEFORE THE RALLY
Cops obtain rare court order against Hindraf
Nov 25 rally
Cat and mouse around KLCC l 8 min
Confusion on Jalan Ampang l 2 min
The day before
Uthaya's prediction for Nov 25 l 15 min
P Waythamoorthy refuses bail l 4 min
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
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