Some 20 protesters demanding food aid arrested in Quezon City

By CNN Philippines Staff

Some 20 protesters demanding food and other assistance were arrested Wednesday in Quezon City for staging a rally without government permit, police said.

According to an initial report of the Quezon City Police District’s Station 2, the 14 men and six women were arrested at a portion of EDSA in Barangay Bagong Pag-asa at around 11:00 a.m.

They were apparently part of dozens of protesters shown on videos that circulated on social media. Some of them held placards saying they have not gotten any help from the local government amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19.

As of March 31, the local government of Quezon City said it has distributed more than 952,000 food packs since the imposition of the quarantine, which has restricted people’s movement.

Quezon City has 151 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease. Of this number, 27 have died while 11 have recovered.

Nationwide, COVID-19 cases have risen to 2,084, with 88 deaths and 49 recoveries.

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