6 cops hurt as violence breaks out in Laperal compound | Inquirer News

6 cops hurt as violence breaks out in Laperal compound

By: - Reporter / @santostinaINQ
/ 07:42 PM April 27, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) At least six policemen were wounded Wednesday afternoon when residents of the Laperal compound in Guadalupe, Makati City hurled stones and bottles at a demolition team that tried to enter the private compound.

The incident came a week after the residents lost their homes to a fire and as they appealed to the city government for a dialogue or public consultation with them before evicting them from the private property.


The atmosphere grew tense as civil disturbance unit and a demolition team from the Makati government prepared to evict the residents, who refused relocation after fire hit the compound Tuesday last week.

Firefighters trained a water cannon on residents who formed a human barricade to prevent the entry of the demolition team.


Last week’s fire razed some 900 houses, leaving around 2,500 families homeless.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Fire, housing & urban planning, Local authorities, Philippines – Metro, Police
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.