Heavy rain did not wash out the street party that greeted Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah as she arrived at the corner of Jalan Raja, nearby Dataran Merdeka, at about 9pm tonight.
The slow drizzle that soon became a downpour did not deter some 600 of her supporters who merely opened their umbrellas and put on their raincoats.
They started gathering since about 8pm after earlier reading news of her release from detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.
"The heavier the rain, the stronger our spirit will be!" said the night's emcee, Bersih steering committee member Farhana Abdul Halim.
She earlier said that tonight would be a celebration for Maria's supporters who had held nightly vigils at the site throughout her 10 days of detention.
[More to follow]-Mkini