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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