It's a jungle out there!
The march is over... the police did their work, supposedly maintaining law and order, firing teargas and chemical-laced water at the defiant over 40,000 Hindraf demonstrators who refused to disperse ...
The Hindu protest group likely did effective work, however, following the heavy-handedness of the actions of the authorities, by the worldwide publicity of their cause, highlighting the widespread poverty of the Indian community in Malaya for such a lengthy period.
The cops have finally fixed their wounded pride after the Bersih demonstrators made a fool of them by having a huge rally to pass a petition to the King.
Was it all necessary for the generally peaceful confrontation?
Both sides should have come up with a compromise: okay for demonstration but it must be orderly. Not orderly and that would be a permanent ban on future activities imposed on the Hindraf ... Perhaps then, the emotional outlet that humans so weakly require will then be able to be released, bursting out a lot of the anger, frustration and many other feelings that have been bottled up for so long within those who have genuine grievances.
After all, if the authorities allowed the ruling National Front's coalition heavyweight partner, UMNO to stage demonstrations such as the one against American Condileeza Rice's visit in KL among others, surely what's good for the goose is also good for the gander. The opposition parties should be extended equal treatment in all fairness and natural justice.
How much more noble it would be for Malaysians in authority to act fair and just, such as extending equal courteous acts towards friends and foes. The whole world would surely be very impressed by such magnanimous characteristics of Malaysians.