Today peace has returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur that seems to be turning into the demonstration capital of the world.
What the two demonstrations show is that if enough people decide that issues need to be raised and people believe in the justness of their cause, no police force can beat the will of the people.
Of course the police have bullets to cause deadly injuries but no sane government is going to shoot peaceful protesters without dealing itself a mortal blow.
You can read different versions of what went down in malaysiakini and the main press. The former also has good links to blogs on the demonstrations.
The best outcome for such protests is that the authorities take a sincere look at all the problems faced by all the poor and marginalised Malaysians and there are really tens of thousands of poor Indians, Chinese and also Malays.
The ruling elites need to get back to the original noble intention of making a prosperous nation for all citizens and not just leaving crumbs for the poor and those without crony connectins.
HINDRAF appears to be well organised. They will do more for the nation if they reach out to all the other POOR Malaysians and within a few years they will become a potent political force that can re-shape Malaysia.