Youth activist arrested at US Embassy rally
MANILA, Philippines — A member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS) was arrested after a clash during a rally dispersal in front of the United States Embassy in Manila on Thursday morning.
The Manila Police District (MPD) said the 17-year-old protester was among the around 50 LFS members who pretended to be joggers and passersby and suddenly staged a rally in front of the main gate of the embassy at about 4:50 a.m.
Officers of the MPD District Mobile Force Battalion who were at the area blocked the protesters, while additional police personnel immediately responded.
At about 5:10 a.m., the protesters vandalized the embassy’s facade, police said.
The protesters were dispersed at around 5:15 a.m.
The activist, whom the police described in its report as a “suspect,” will be brought at the MPD headquarters after undergoing medical examination at the Ospital ng Maynila.
INQUIRER.net is still seeking comment from LFS as of posting time.
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