The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday advised Filipinos in Hong Kong or those traveling to the territory to avoid areas where protests are being held.
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Pinoy nabbed for ‘joining’ Hong Kong protests
Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino was arrested in Hong Kong on Saturday for allegedly participating in a pro-democracy protest, the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong said yesterday.

In a report on ABS-CBN, Germinia Aguilar-Usudan, deputy Philippine consul general in Hong Kong, confirmed the arrest of the Filipino who requested not to be identified because he was worried about his mother’s health.

Usudan said the Filipino, arrested in Mong Kok for wearing a black shirt, is being assisted by two lawyers in the special administrative region.

Eman Villanueva, secretary general of Bayan Muna Hong Kong chapter, said the arrest was a case of mistaken identity.

He said the Filipino was passing by Mong Kok on his way home when the police ran after some of the protesters.

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday advised Filipinos in Hong Kong or those traveling to the territory to avoid areas where protests are being held.

Filipinos were urged to take the necessary precautions.

The Philippine Consulate General maintains open communication lines with the Hong Kong government regarding the situation, and will provide notifications to the public as necessary.

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