Banners condemning the rally have been strung up around the city.
It is a mystery how these banners were strung up under the very noses of hundreds of policemen deployed to pounce on anything remotely connected to Bersih.
Commenting on this, a Bersih supporter claimed that it reflected the police’s double standard on the issue.
“If it is someone putting up a Bersih poster or any material related to the opposition, that person would have been bundled into a police van and driven straight to the lock-up.
“But if it is a banner condemning Bersih, the police would provide them with a ladder. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the police who put them up,” said the vexed supporter, who declined to be named.
One such banner called on Bersih 2.0 chairperson S Ambiga to use her “common sense.”
With a tinge of grammatical error, the black-coloured banner with red and white letters, told the former Bar Council president not to listen to opposition leaders Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh.
As the clock ticks down for the 2pm rally scheduled at Stadium Merdeka, tension is running high in the city and the police are moving in on suspected protesters.
Among those detained were several men in posession of a Kedah flag. The northern state is controlled by Pakatan Rakyat.
It is learnt that more than 100 people have been arrested so far, al suspected of being potential protesters. A large group of people are also holding up at the old KTM station near Masjid Negara. The police are trying to disperse the ‘fake passengers’.