Thuggery mars peaceful Women's Day march: WAO (Updated)
Mon, Mar 12, 2018
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KUALA LUMPUR: A women's rights group said its members were harassed by several assailants after a peaceful march in the city on Saturday to mark International Women's Day.
Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) said four men chased its staff and volunteers at Jalan Dang Wangi in the city centre, before snatching placards and destroying them in the 1.30pm incident.
"The event concluded successfully, without incident. However, after the event, when the WAO staff and volunteers were walking along Jalan Dang Wangi, they were acc osted by four men. The men chased, screamed, and obstructed the WAO staff and volunteers, and grabbed and tore placards the staff and volunteers were holding.
"We condemn this cowardly thuggery," WAO said in a statement today.
The statement added that a police report was lodged, and it urged authorities to take immediate action against the assailants.
However, city CID chief SAC Rusdi Mohd Isa told theSun that no report has been lodged (till press time) over the incident.
"We will definitely initiate a probe if a report is lodged," he added.
"Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly everyday to support domestic violence survivors and advocate for gender equality. When confronted with aggression, they reacted calmly and peacefully," WAO added in the statement.
On Saturday, some 250 people gathered in the city centre for a march in conjunction with International Women's Day.
The event, organis ed by the International Women's Day Committee, saw participants marching from the Sogo shopping mall to Dataran Tugu in Masjid Jamek.
Besides championing women's rights, the march also called for an end to the discrimination facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community.
Watch the video posted on Facebook below:
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