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Indians take to the streets of Kuala Lumpur

November 26, 2007
More than 10,000 ethnic minority Indians took to the streets of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday to protest the Malay Muslim-dominated government's discriminative policies against minorities.

The police used water cannons and tear gas in an attempt to curb the protest rally, which lasted over eight hours and left the areas surrounding the famous Petronas Towers littered with shoes, flower pots and water bottles.

Protestors hurled bottles and stones at the police, who retaliated with tear gas and chemical-laced water. Witnesses said they saw protestors being beaten up and dragged away by the police in trucks. There were no reports of injuries, but the organisers said hundreds of protestors were detained by the police.


Photograph: AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Photo Caption: Malaysian riot police fire a water cannon at protestors during a demonstration by ethnic Indians in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
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