Police are seeking some Red Shirts supporters said to have kicked two men wearing Bersih t-shirts and thrown eggs at the Bersih road convoy in Sabak Bernam yesterday.
District police chief Nor Azmi Isa said police would conduct an investigation and track down the people involved. “We will summon and record statements from witnesses to identify the men who were involved in the incident,” he told the New Straits Times.
A widely-shared online video shows two motorcyclists in Bersih t-shirts being pelted with eggs by Red Shirts supporters as they rode into a street filled with Red Shirts supporters.
The men had then approached the Red Shirt supporters across the street. One man retreated after coming near, but the other man, whose motorcycle had crashed, was pelted with more eggs when he stood his ground.
A Red Shirts supporter is seen giving a flying kick, sending the man sprawling.
The two Bersih supporters were part of a seven-week road convoy campaign to publicise the Bersih 5 rally in Kuala Lumur planned for Nov 19. The Bersih campaign is to press for the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak and for institutional reforms.