No Filipino hurt in Charlottesville clashes

NO FILIPINO has been reported hurt as a result of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said in a statement.

READ: 3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

Cayetano said Philippine Embassy Charge d'Affaires Patrick Chuasoto in Washington DC informed him Sunday morning, August 13, that "no Filipino has been reported among the injured or arrested as a result of the violence."

Cayetano said foreign embassies are normally notified by the police whenever foreign nationals are injured or arrested.

"So far, the Philippine Embassy has not received reports from the Filipino Community or the Charlottesville police," Cayetano said.

He said the embassy has urged Filipinos in Charlottesville and neighboring areas to stay indoors and avoid large gatherings of people.



There are an estimated 125 Filipinos in Charlottesville, where opposing groups of demonstrators have clashed. One person has been reported killed while at least 19 people were hurt.

The violence erupted after white nationalists staging what they described to be their largest rally in decades clashed with counterprotestors.

Charlottesville is situated 117 miles southwest of Washington. (SunStar Philippines)


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