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The Times Of India – Malaysian Police Free All 471 Protesters Arrested During A Demonstration – 29 April 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police on Sunday said all 471 people arrested during a demonstration for free and fair elections, including a senior opposition lawmaker, have been freed.

“We have released all of them,” national police spokesman Ramli Yoosuf said, adding that the MP had been identified as Tian Chua from Anwar Ibrahim’s Keadilan party.

Security forces would decide later whether to file charges against the demonstrators, he said.

Police fired tear gas and chemical-laced water Saturday at thousands of protesters calling for clean elections after some breached into the Merdeka (Independence) Square which had been declared a banned area for demonstrators.

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