Bersih 5 claims Lumut convoy attacked by red shirts bikers

Andrian Wong

Modified 1 Oct 2016, 8:08 am

The Lumut, Perak leg of the Bersih 5 nationwide convoy was allegedly attacked by a gang of red shirt supporters on motorcycles as the electoral reform group started their journey this morning.

"Yes. they attacked when we were gathering at Lumut's Marina Wings Water Front. There were about 100 of them.

"They shouted, 'Mati! Mati! Bersih! Bersih!' (Die, bersih)," Bersih secretariat manager Mandeep Singh, who was with the group, told Malaysiakini.

He related when they started moving at about 9.30am, the red shirt bikers on about 30 to 40 motorbikes tailed the convoy and started pulling flags from convoy vehicles, kicking the cars and punching their vehicles' side mirrors.

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