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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.  

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.