A Filipino in Hong Kong was arrested by the police as they thought that he was included in the rally in Mong Kok, as reported by The Sun Hong Kong.
A Filipino working in Hong Kong Disneyland was sent into the hospital for treatment as he was accidentally included in a police operation at an anti-extradition bill rally which had happened on Saturday, August 3.
The Filipino was identified as Jethro Pioquinto, who performs in Disneyland was seen pinned to the ground as police caught him. The encounter was caught in a video.
According to Danny Baldo, officer of Consulate’s assistance to national section, Pioquinto went into police custody at the North Point Police Station. However, when he visited the Filipino at the police station, he was not able to see him due to strict visitation rules.
After acquiring several injuries, Pioquinto was taken to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital for treatment.
According to one of Pioquinto’s friends who first posted the video of his arrest online, he was just walking in Mong Kok as he was on his way home when the police were in the area and trying to break up a rally which later turned into clashes.
“Hong Kong police just arrested our Pinoy friend who’s not joining the protest but just passing by Mongkok, and the police knocked him down and arrested him! Pray for our beloved friend,” said Jacky Juntaro, the one who posted the video of Pioquinto in an aim to appeal for help.