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An impromptu anti-ISA vigil to mark the 50th anniversary of the ISA was held outside the Jelutong Police Station in Penang for a good half an hour after the one planned at the Speakers’ Square was disrupted, reports Anil Netto.  

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P Ramakrishnan was supposed to deliver this address at an anti-ISA vigil in Penang on 1 August 2010, but before he could speak, four activists were arrested and police dispersed the crowd.

Rama at an impromptu anti-ISA protest outside the Jelutong Police Station

That’s Rama (centre) at an impromptu protest outside the Jelutong Police Station, where the four arrested were taken to.

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Fifty years to the day after the ISA came into force in 1960, a day after the lifting of a 12-year-long ‘Emergency’, scores of Penangites turned up to protest against this unjust law at Speakers’ Square. In the event, four protesters and another activist were arrested.

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The melee when the police charged in

Sunny Lim turned up at the Abolish ISA vigil near Amcorp Mall to peacefully express his opposition to the ISA. Little did he realise that he would be arrested, along with 22 others, and hauled off to the police station. The things he saw that night have made him angry, very angry…

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Aliran exco member Dr Prema Devaraj (left) along with other representatives from Penang civil society groups holding a candlelight vigil at the junction of busy Penang Road and Kimberley Street on the night of 13 December. They were calling for the right to freedom
of assembly to be respected on a day which saw five Hindraf leaders
detained under the ISA and in the wake of a series of arrests of other peaceful demonstrators. Police can be seen literally breathing down the necks of those gathered.

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