Government supporters hold mass gathering

February 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — At least 150 government supporters were dispersed by police yesterday and ordered to go home after holding an unauthorized rally in Manila.

Manila Police District director Brig. Gen. Leo Francisco said the rallyists left the stage they set up at the Mendiola Peace Arch before noon.

The supporters were supposed to hold an interfaith prayer rally for a revolutionary government under federalism.

Francisco said mass gatherings remain prohibited in areas under general community quarantine.

“The law is for everybody. Whether you are pro or against (government), everybody should follow the law,” he said.

The group was dispersed without charges filed against them for breaking quarantine protocols.

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