I tweeted live from the ground during the Bersih 2.0 rally. I even posted pictures from the event. Some friends were following the event through my tweets and many retweeted my tweets. It gave me extra 2000 unique hits and 50 new Twitter followers all of a sudden.
Here are some of the tweets and pictures that I posted. The tweets below have been edited for accuracy purposes.
LRT Stations are open and trains are working
Police present heavy at Masjid Jamek stop
Roads are empty infront of Bar Council #Bersih police r everywhere
Drinking tea at a mamak behind Central Market. Filled wif police and SB. Safest place to be now I guess.
@HRDipendra said if u r infront of a FRU truck n u hear a bell,start running bcause tats a sign tat they will b launchin tear gasses #Bersih
Australia #Bersih rally flyer!
BC: As at 1140am, 238 arrested. Hang Tuah, Mahajalela, KTM st closed.Police checkin restaurants @ Brickfields
Melbourne #Bersih rally. Apparently 1K people attended.
Police presence heavy at Pasar Seni station. Many ppl standin by d roadside of Chinatown
Police at Central Market. Saw them checking ICs of pedestrians
Massive crowd has reached Dayabumi chanting Reformasi!
Tear gas fired at Dataran. Crowd running away from tear gas!
The Chinese crowd has joined the Malay crowd at Petaling Street
Petaling Street crowd now
Crowd moving towards Stadium Negara via Chinatown
Huge crowd still at the Kotaraya junction #Bersih. Many onlookers
Those who just followed me, Im part of the Bar Council Monitoring team. My role is to document the #Bersih rally
Crowd congregating at d junction to Stadium Negara at Chinatown
Crowd moving out from Chinatown
Crowd is massive! I’m standin at d same place for 10 minutes n the crowd hasnt finish passin me yet!
Someone shouted, “Join the group! Fast! Don’t split!”.
Part of the #Bersih crowd in front of Menara Maybank
Crowd chantin Hidup Bersih! Hidup Kuning!
Crowd getting bigger at Maybank! Saw a new group joining the Maybank Crowd!!
Crowd has gone bigger. Bunch of tudong ladies just walked into the crowd
FRU sprays water on crowd. Crowd moving back!!
FRU shot tear gas into crowd! Had to run!! #Bersih nose feeling abit itchy now.
Offered some salt to those who got gassed. Police shot tear gas after some ppl attacked d FRU truck
Fish! Tear gas got to me. Eyes stinging. When the tear gasses were shot, some policemen guided us to a place to run
Crowd moving back to Pudu after being tear gassed
Saw a group of police running towards the crowd! May be arresting people now at Pudu. RUN!!
Police arresting those in yellow. #Bersih. Raining now. The sky weeps for Malaysia
Chaos in the city. Throngs in yellow arrested. Tear gas fired.
I stood wif d police when d shot d tear gas. D wind blew the gas back to d police. I had to run again
Those whose frens r arrested at Pudu, they may be brought to Jln Stadium police station.
Saw police running towards the crowd. More arrest will be made. This is hell.
Hentian Pudu is empty now
Heard news FRU r shooting tear gas into the vicinity of Tung Shin hospital
Crowd broken into various parts. But many heading to Stadium Negara
Crowd booing TV3 reporter! Chanting PENIPU!
Crowd infront of Stadium Bola Keranjang near Stadium Merdeka. Booing TV3 reporters.
My legs r cramped n I’m all wet.But it’s all gud wen random ppl come n say “Hidup BarCouncil” n “U guys did a good job policin d police”
Crowd is back at Chinatown again. Moving towards Central Market.
Note to self in next rallies. Wear loose pants. Can’t climb anything when pants r tight.
Crowd changed directions. Now moving towards the Chinese Assembly Hall
Crowd chilling in front of Chinese Assembly Hall. #Bersih No idea where to next.
Saw @JonsonChong, ex PKR Information Chief. One female lawyer calls him Mr. Yau Ying Lawyer.
Saw someone wearing Digi yellow tshirt. Free advertisement for them
Part of #Bersih crowd at Chinatown. No idea what is happening next. Is it over?
Crowd is dispersing. They made their point.
Police disperses crowd at Chinese Assembly Hall
Police n FRU marching towards Masjid Negara
Police did a cry to disperse at Chinese Assembly Hall and then disperse.
RT @7icia: RT @laychkoh: Peeps in London getting ready
Credits to @laychkoh
Brisbane #Bersih . Approximate 20 ppl attended. Is that all u can do Brisbane??
– 10/7/11 12:29AM
Lastly, here’s a video of the event. You can see me at 4:04.
I teared after watching this video. Must be the effect of tear gas.