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In pictures: Kuala Lumpur protest

Ethnic Indian protesters hold aloft the Malaysian flag during a rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 February 2008

Malaysian police have broken up a demonstration against alleged government discrimination by about 2,000 ethnic Indians in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Protestors with a portrait of Malaysian King Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, 16 February 2008

Demonstrators carried the portrait of Malaysian King Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin and carried roses to symbolise what they said was a peaceful demand for justice.

Malaysian riot police fire tear gas, 16 February 2008

Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse Saturday's protesters, who had gathered despite a government ban.

Ethnic Indian protesters sprayed with chemical-laced water take cover under a banner reading "How Is Our Future Going To Be?", 16 February 2008

Chemical-laced water was sprayed on some protesters. They argue the government systematically favours the Malay majority in jobs and education.

Police arrest a demonstrator, 16 February 2008

More than 120 people were detained, although most have now been released.

Ethnic Indian protesters in police truck after their arrest, 16 February 2008

The demonstration was organised by the Hindu Rights Action Force, which is demanding the release from jail of five of its leaders.

Malaysian police break up protest
16 Feb 08 |  Asia-Pacific

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