34 arrested in Makati bar raid for violating curfew, health protocols

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) — Authorities arrested 34 Filipinos and foreign nationals in the middle of an evening "drinking session" in a bar in Barangay Poblacion, Makati City, police said on Saturday.

Makati police rounded up the partygoers late Friday night at the Kartel Rooftop Bar in Algier Street after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen who caught the violators on video.

The police listed eight foreign nationals — one German, one American, one Kazakh, two Dutch citizens and three Koreans — among the violators who went against the city's 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew and its social distancing rules.

They were brought to a police station and later released after being issued violation receipts.

Police had arrested several quarantine violators in Makati bars before, including over 100 in a single raid in June.