20 anti-GST protesters arrested after rally

20 anti-GST protesters arrested after rally
Protesters at the anti-GST Rally.

KUALA LUMPUR - Twenty anti-GST protesters, including Negara-ku patron Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke, were arrested in KLCC as the rally on May Day drew to a close yesterday evening.

Lawyers for Liberty legal coordinator Michelle Yesudas said the 20 protesters were currently being held at the KL police headquarters along Jalan Hang Tuah.

She said she was trying to meet the protesters who had been arrested but the 20 had been denied access to lawyers.

"They will be transferred to Dang Wangi later tonight."

Yesudas added that the protest leaders have also been called in for investigation for unlawful assembly.

Ambiga, who told The Star last night that she had been contacted by Kuala Lumpur police to turn herself in yesterday, added that she would be spending the night at the station.

"I'll be there at about 9.30pm. I don't know what they (police) think they are doing but I'm going there to find out and give them my co-operation," she said.

Loke said he too had been asked to turn himself in by 11pm, and refused to comment further on the matter.

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