Thousands attend Pakatan Rakyat rally at Batu Kawan stadium in Penang
11 May 2013 11:23pm
GEORGE TOWN, May 11 — Thousands of people attended a rally at Batu Kawan stadium in Penang tonight organised by Pakatan Rakyat to protest the GE13 election results.
The Malaysian Insider said the stadium was half full at 9pm and the crowd were mostly on the pitch.
De facto Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrived at 8.30pm. Online reports said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and PAS vice-president also attended.
It was reported that some of those who turned up, dressed in black, had to park their cars at the Bukit Tambun toll plaza a few kilometres away due to the traffic congestion.
Star Online reported that the Batu Kawan stadium took on a carnival-like atmosphere with thousands dressed in black.
Carloads of people were seen on major roads leading to the stadium, causing a traffic crawl from 5pm onwards.
The people were seen carrying party, state and national flags.
The rally in Penang was the second to be held by Pakatan Rakyat to protest the GE13 results. The first was held on Wednesday at Kelana Jaya stadium in Petaling Jaya which attracted a large crowd despite light rain.
A third is scheduled to be held at Medan Istana 5, Ipoh, tomorrow.