PH Pride 20 protesters charge Manila cops for alleged unlawful arrest

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) — Twenty rallyists who were arrested in a Pride protest, or the so-called Pride 20, have filed an official complaint Tuesday against Manila cops for alleged unlawful arrest.

The charges filed were unlawful arrest, slight physical injuries and maltreatment, and violations of the public assembly act against at least 10 Manila City cops. They were arrested on June 26. 

Two of the respondents named in the complaint were Police District Director Rolando Miranda and Mobile Force Battalion Commander Ledon Monte.

The protesters were arrested for supposedly violating quarantine health safety protocols after staging a rally in Mendiola, Manila.

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The arrested protesters were released on June 30.

CNN Philippines Correspondent AC Nicholls contributed to this report.