PNP to file case against Renato Reyes, 2 others over violent anti-Trump rally
The rally conducted by the militants during the 31st ASEAN summit became violent as the protesters forcefully tried to enter restricted areas in the National Capital Region on Monday.
Aside from the injuries, the rally resulted to several damages of public property.
Because of this, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said that they would file cases against the people led the violent rally.
In a statement released by Manila Police District (MPD), PNP would file case against Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes, Teddy Casiño of Bayan Muna and a protester named Neil Legaspi.
The cases filed against these individuals are illegal public assembly, disobedience, assault upon an agent of authority and breach of Peace.
MPD Spokesperson Superintendent Erwin Margalejo said that the militants attempted to destroy the barricade along U.S Embassy so they can conduct a rally in front of the said restricted area.
No’ng ‘di nila ma-penetrate nambato na po sila. So of course, nasasaktan na rin ‘yung mga pulis natin in spite of us exercising maximum tolerance,
BuhayLespu Facebook page also posted a video how the violent are the protesters during the rally.
One hundred anti-riot police and two trucks were deployed to block the protesters from moving closer to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, where the world leaders like President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S President Donald Trump are conducting meetings.
Meanwhile, the militants are also planning to file a case against the PNP for using a ‘dangerous sonic weapon’ against the demonstrator.
According to Renato Reyes, the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) used by the police against the militants can cause deafness to the affected person.
“Ito’y napakatining na tunog, high-pitched at masakit sa tainga. Tatama ito hindi lang sa nagra-rally, pati sa mga bystanders. Delikadong equipment ito,” ani Reyes.
However, the Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, leader of NCRPO said that the LRAD doesn’t gave any long term harmful effect to a person.
“Ang LRAD po ay non-fatal iyan, wala pong harmful effect… Ginagamit po iyan talaga kapag hindi mo na talaga makontrol ang mga raliyista kagaya kahapon,” Albayalde said.
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