- A man was caught smoking in a public place
- Policemen handcuffed him and arrested him
- Netizens got angry at the policemen’s act
A video of a man being handcuffed and arrested by several policemen went viral as many netizens expressed indignation over the treatment that the man received.
He was smoking in a public place, but instead of getting penalties or other appropriate sanctions, he was treated like a criminal by policemen.
The poor guy was handcuffed and in PhilNews' report, he was even made to lie face down on the ground.
After which, he was arrested. Based on the video, he was being ushered by the policemen to an unmentioned destination.
Here's the post of Steph Sorongon, the guy who uploaded the video. Thanks to him, such act of authorities were brought out in the open.
“Para sa mga mahihilig mag yosi..alert! Akala mo yung mga nahuhuli ay isang criminal. Ipinosas nya pa si kuya. Yosi lng po yan kuya di sya magnanakaw ,dapat ticket muna bago posas .yung ibang mmda tutulung sana kasi ang akala nila magnanakaw kaya tumakbo si kuya. Pero nung nalaman Nila na nagyoyosi lng si kuya biglang gulat nila na bakit pinapadapa si kuya kanina,, hayan hanggang sinundan namin.#pakisharepara malaman ng lahat."
Many netizens were outraged.
Here are some of the comments.
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