While the Bersih (clean) demonstrations were going on in Kuala Lumpur last week, similar gatherings were being organised by Malaysians overseas. Johnny Ong posted a list of Bersih demonstrations that happened around the world in support to the demand for a clean and more democratic elections.
In Hong Kong it was reported that 400 people attended the event.
In Melbourne, Australia about a thousand people were estimated to have attended:
In Washington, DC, USA:
In Los Angeles, USA:
In Toronto, Canada:
In Auckand, New Zealand:
In London, UK:
In Dublin, Ireland:
In Zurich, Switzerland:
In Paris, France:
And in Moscow, Russia, organisers requested the participants to take photos while wearing a mask to protect their identities:
Why are the Taiwan events (3 in total) left out? In particular, the Taipei event, with over 600 people, would be the second largest on your list….
For the unfamiliar (such as myself), Wikipedia has this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bersih):
“The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections […] or Bersih (meaning clean in Malay) is a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which seeks to reform the current electoral system in Malaysia to ensure free, clean and fair elections.”
“Global Bersih is a movement by Malaysian diaspora communities to lend support to Bersih and its cause.”