WATCH: Black Nazarene devotees swell into private property, cause commotion

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 10) — Tension filled a private event in Quiapo, Manila on Tuesday night after dozens of Black Nazarene devotees entered a private home.

As the carriage of the image of the Black Nazarene was crossing Castillejos Street at around 7:40 p.m., some devotees poured into a house where a private gathering was being held.

"Dumaan dito yung Nazareno so yung tao sobrang dami. Akala nila open yun pala bahay na (There were a lot of people when the Nazarene crossed. They thought the house was still part of the road)," Relbert dela Cruz, one of the family's employees, told CNN Philippines on Wednesday.

The waiters and guests tried hard to stop the maroon-clad devotees scrambling to get food from the buffet table.

Some of the food were trampled, hundreds of drinking glasses were shattered, dela Cruz recalled.

He said some devotees even climbed on top of the family's Honda Civic, leaving a huge dent on its roof.

Other devotees peed on the walls, he said.

The owners of the house were forced to push the devotees out of the gate.

They told CNN Philippines they hold gatherings during the Traslacion every year and their gates are usually open but this is the first time such an incident happened.

They thanked the Black Nazarene that no one was badly injured though some did sustained minor injuries. They were immediately treated by medical volunteers.

One family member, Arman Aquino, said he believes the devotees did not mean to gatecrash their gathering.

"Bilang isang mamamasan alam ko di nila gusto mapadpad sa loob ng bahay namin, hindi rin po totoo na nangunguha sila ng pagkain at tubig. Ako po mismo nag-abot ng tubig pag labas po nila," he said in a Facebook comment on Thursday.

[Translation: "As a devotee I know they did not intend to go inside our house, it's also not true that they were grabbing food and water. I myself gave them water when they went out."]

The video of the commotion has gone viral since it was posted Tuesday night. It has been shared over 21,600 times as of Thursday morning.

Netizens slammed the devotees for their unruly behavior.

Asked about the commotion, the police said those with issues against the devotees should file a formal complaint.

"Kung may mga video or footages na hawak sila regarding the violation of law, you report it sa pulis natin para agarang maimbestigahan," said Supt. Erwin Margarejo, spokesperson of the Manila Police District.

[Translation: If they have video or footage regarding any violation of the law, report it to the police for immediate investigation.]

Still, the police said this year's Traslacion was generally peaceful. It lasted for 22 hours, about the same time as last year.

Some 7.6 million devotees joined the procession which has been a tradition for over 200 years. The image of a dark-skinned Jesus Christ carrying a cross is paraded from Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church as devotees try to touch the miraculous statue or the rope attached to it.

The parish priest of Quiapo Church said gatherings to celebrate the Traslacion are common. But he reminded the devotees to respect others' privacy and observe good manners.

"Noon pa, yung mga piyesta noon, kahit saan ka pumunta may pakain. Wag namang abusuhin," Msgr. Hernando Coronel said.

[Translation: Ever since during feasts, there's food everywhere you go. But this should not be abused.]

CNN Philippines' Xianne Arcangel contributed to this report.