The police claimed that only about 40,000 to 45,000 people had turned out for the Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat Rally (The People's Resurgence/Awakening Gathering or Rally) in Stadium Merdeka yesterday.
They had originally tweeted that there were about 80,000 people inside the stadium!
Well, maybe I have to go back to school to learn to count again.
It seems that arithmetic today is only correct if the authorities say so.
But available videos out there show that the crowd inside the stadium itself easily numbered in the 60,000 to 70,000 or more.
What about the crowds out there and those who could not even get near?
Malaysia Chronicle reports that the organisers claimed that the total number of people who had turned out to support the rally exceeded 300,000! If so, that would be the largest crowd ever in a rally in Malaysian history!
This should send shivers down the spine of Najib and his administration. But I guess these guys are immune to anything except to cows and condos or submarines and subletting. Ha ha.
This is perhaps the best video of the rally I have seen. Click to check it out
Check here for a collection of videos of the rally
Sunday, January 13, 2013
KL112: Merdeka! Malaysians Have Awaken!
Posted by ordinary malaysian at Sunday, January 13, 2013 Labels: KL112 Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat Stadium Merdeka Numbers Crowds