Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bayan Muna Rep. Zarate Gustong Pa-Imbestigahan Ang Mga Pulis Sa Kanilang Pag-Disperse Sa Anti-ASEAN Rally!


Militant groups questioned the legality of the PNP's use of the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) a "sonic weapon" as BAYAN's Renato Reyes described it against anti-Trump marchers who tried to go near the ASEAN venue in Manila on Monday.

"This is considered as a sonic weapon, mataas, matining... high-pitched sound, repetitive," Reyes said.

"Ano siya eh, it's designed to disrupt the protest. Delikado ang weapon na 'yan. It affects everyone, even bystanders. That's a serious assault to the people. It's a violation of our rights," he added.

Director Oscar Albayalde, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office, said the LRAD wouldn't kill any one but would only cause enough discomfort to keep unruly demonstrators at bay.

“Temporary discomfort lang, wala siyang epekto.  It is not considered a lethal device,” Albayalde said.

Police defended their use of a sonic weapon during a protest along Taft Avenue on Monday, November 12.

They used a long-range audio device (LRAD), a large acoustic mechanism used to project alarm-like noise for crowd control. This did not sit well with protesters, slamming its use as uncalled for.

But for Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa, they had no choice but to use it to defend themselves, as they were outnumbered.

"Alangan naman gusto nila pabayaan ko lang yung mga tropa na mangamatay dyan kapag hahatawin nila, apak-apakan nila, pwede ba yun? (Would they rather have us leave our men to die being pounded and stomped on?) So we have to defended ourselves accordingly," Dela Rosa told reporters on Tuesday, November 14.


Source: GMA News