By Roy Mabasa
The Hong Kong government has dropped the case of unlawful assembly filed against a Filipino overseas worker who was arrested in August 2019, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the DFA said the decision was made during a court hearing at the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
“The Department of Foreign Affairs reports that the Hong Kong government has dropped the case of unlawful assembly filed against the Filipino arrested in August 2019,” the DFA said.
Last August, it was reported that a Filipino who was working for Disneyland, was arrested by authorities while he was walking through a thick crowd of protesters in Mongkok, a popular shopping district in the former Crown Colony.
Through the Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong, the said Filipino denied taking part in the protest, saying he was just passing by in the side street to buy food.
The DFA did not provide the identity of the Filipino.