Tension started between policemen and LGBT rallyists in Mendiola, Manila after a cop supposedly grabbed from behind one of the protesters.
Super Radyo dzBB reporter Isa Umali tweeted a photo with a caption saying that a man was requesting the police to let the speakers of the event finish their respective speeches.
However, one of the cops allegedly suddenly grabbed and arrested the man.
Paano nag-umpisa ang tensyon? Ang lalaki na ito ay nakiusap sa mga pulis na makatapos lamang ng pagsasalita ang ilang speakers ng mga raliyista sa Mendiola.June 26, 2020
This was in contrast to the claim of the Manila Police District that the tension started because one of the rallyists allegedly sprayed a liquid substance at one of the cops.
GMA News Online has sought the comment of MPD on the matter.
A supposed intern was also among those arrested by police officers for taking photos of the incident. Police said they have been verifying this.
PANOORIN: May isang intern ng isang media outlet na pinasakay sa police mobile. Hinuhuli siya dahil umano sa pagkuha ng mga litrato at napagbintangan na kasama sa mga nagrally. @dzbb pic.twitter.com/sipQLXF5wf— Isa Avenda?o-Umali (@Isa_Umali) June 26, 2020
The 20 arrested protesters are in MPD headquarters for investigation together with their lawyers.—AOL, GMA News
This article How did tension start between cops, LGBT protesters in Manila was originally published in GMA News Online.