IGP Acryl Sani says all participants of tonight’s Covid-19 victims' vigil will be released once they receive their compounds.— BFM News (@NewsBFM) August 19, 2021
He adds that they are being compounded for violating the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act. https://t.co/BJ32dgj8NK pic.twitter.com/Xnl2aozl4X
JUST IN— TheVibes.com (@thevibesnews) August 19, 2021
Police have hauled up participants of a Covid-19 victims' vigil at Dataran Merdeka today.
Over 20 participants have been detained and it is udnerstood that they will be brought to Dang Wangi police station. pic.twitter.com/VAPW84IIcf
It is understood that over 30 people have been detained by police.— TheVibes.com (@thevibesnews) August 19, 2021
Here, police are seen carrying the banner as well as roses from earlier.
An officer says: "This will be used in the investigation" pic.twitter.com/9pAWlTT7S4
However, KL police chief Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim has denied the matter.— TheVibes.com (@thevibesnews) August 19, 2021
When asked if lawyers were prevented from seeing participants of the rally, he told The Vibes: "Not true".
After close to an hour of waiting, two lawyers have been allowed to enter the station. pic.twitter.com/Kb5pTNFTkD— TheVibes.com (@thevibesnews) August 19, 2021
More people have gathered outside the Dang Wangi station, some of them holding candles. pic.twitter.com/PhDeucsk6u— TheVibes.com (@thevibesnews) August 19, 2021
A number of lawmakers have arrived.— TheVibes.com (@thevibesnews) August 19, 2021
They include Petaling Jaya MP @mariachin, Bukit Gasing assemblyman @rajiv4malaysia, and Kg Tunku assemblyman @LimYiWei4MY.
Also present is @KEADILAN vice-president @tianchua and @partimuda co-founder @amirxabdhadi pic.twitter.com/vNfES38S45
Petaling Jaya councillor @nalinadap was among those arrested tonight by the police for staging a demonstration at the Dataran Merdek. She continuously asked the police whether she was arrested while being hauled up in the Black Maria. pic.twitter.com/uia0X2EjWJ— Norman Goh (@imnormgoh) August 19, 2021
A total of 17 men and 14 women were arrested at Dataran Merdeka, they were brought to Dang Wangi police headquarters for questioning.— Norman Goh (@imnormgoh) August 19, 2021
Among arrested were @TharmaPillai @takterqyira, Wong Yan Ke, Nur Rifayah, Sarah Irdina, @aaron16denison. pic.twitter.com/cWqsHBavPm