Awra Briguela released from police custody

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 2) – The Makati Regional Court on Saturday night ordered the release of actress Awra Briguela from police custody after she posted bail of ₱6,000, Makati Police chief PCol. Edward Cutiyog confirmed.

Briguela was arrested after engaging in a fight in a bar in Barangay Poblacion on Thursday.

She was nabbed for physical injuries, alarm and scandal, direct assault, and disobedience to a person in authority.

According to the police report, one of the complainants said the actress “violently” tore his shirt. The situation then escalated when her friends joined in.

The Southern Police District also said the actress became verbally abusive towards the police and expressed disregard for their authority when they intervened in the brawl.

READ: Actress Awra Briguela arrested after brawl in Poblacion bar 

Friends and netizens came to Awra’s defense saying she was only protecting her friend from a group of men who allegedly tried to sexually harass her.

Advocates of the LGBTQIA+ community also condemned the Makati police for allegedly manhandling the actress during her arrest.

READ: Makati police draw flak from LGBTQ advocates over 'manhandling' of Awra Briguela