Saklolo Yorme! Vice Ganda asks Mayor Isko Moreno to help arrested LGBTQIA rallyists

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Kapamilya comedian Jose Mari Viceral popularly known as “Vice Ganda” asked Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno to help the 20 members of the LGBTQIA+ community who got arrested by the authorities for rallying.

In a tweet, Viceral tried to use his social media influence to help the arrested rallyists and mentioned Moreno.

“Anu tooooooooo????? Pakiexplain po? Saklolo naman po dyan Yorme!!!! Sa aking pagkakaalam LGBTQIA+ friendly ang Maynila at si Yorme. Beke nemeenn!!!” Viceral tweeted.

“Saklolo Yorme @IskoMoreno !!!!” he added.

Aside from Viceral, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray also criticized the move of the cops.

“Is this the new normal? Earlier today a peaceful #PRIDE rally held in Manila where mask-wearing participants practicing social distancing were met by police in riot gear and arrested. When questioned by the witnesses and media about the reason or violations for arrest, the police gave no response,” she said.

“If proper health guidelines were being followed, (social distancing, mask wearing) why the use of force? Why the withholding of rights (witnesses said they were not read their miranda rights before arrest nor given reason of arrest)? Videos circulating online confirm this,” she added.

The said rallyists were under the custody of the Manila city police.

According to the camp of the cops, the rallyist who held a protest on Manila’s Mendiola Street on Friday sprayed an unknown liquid to the authorities which forced them to disperse the LGBTQIA+ members.

However, the rallyists denied that they provoked the cops and claimed that one of the police suddenly grabbed one of their members.

They said that they’re only asking the policemen to finish their speeches.

Manila Police said that the rallyists committed illegal assembly and violated the mass gathering amid the community quarantine being implemented in the said city.

 

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