Duterte’s Independence Day heckler in Cavite arrested

A PROTESTER who disrupted President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech during the 120th anniversary of Philippine independence in Cavite on Tuesday was arrested.

In a report from the Kawit Municipal Police Station, the protester was identified as Francis Couichie, 20.

Couichie and nine other protesters heckled the President, shouting “Huwad na Kalayaan” (false freedom) at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit.

Police arrested Couichie while his nine companions escaped.

Police confiscated Couichie’s placard. He is now under the custody of Kawit police for investigation and documentation. He will face charges of disturbance of peace in accordance with Article 153 of the Revised Penal Code. ROY NARRA

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