State forces arrest 31 rallyists
THIRTY-ONE RALLYISTS protesting Duterte’s terror law were arrested in two separate incidents these past weeks.
Police troops violently arrested 20 members of LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders) and their supporters who were protesting in Mendiola, Manila on July 26 to mark the Pride Month and criticize the Duterte regime’s tyranny. The protest was spearheaded by Bahaghari. The victims were arbitrarily detained for four days.
On July 4, 11 activists were also arrested in Cabuyao, Laguna for mounting a protest action a day after Rodrigo Duterte signed the Anti-Terror Bill into law. Joint elements of the 2nd ID in full battle gear and the PNP-Cabuyao apprehended and arrested the activists immediately after the protest. They were brought to a precint and detained for three days.