Dutchman held over Philippine 'crying cop'
MANILA (AFP) - A Dutch activist blamed for making a Philippine policeman cry in an incident that drew global attention was detained on Tuesday, the immigration bureau said.
Mr Thomas van Beersum was the protester who was photographed standing up to and yelling at a weeping Filipino riot policeman during an anti-government protest in Manila on July 22, bureau spokeswoman Antonette Mangrobang told AFP.
At the rally outside parliament, where President Benigno Aquino was making his annual policy address, "he participated in a protest rally... where he berated and (used) foul words directed at the government and a police officer," she told AFP.
"His real intention in coming to this country was not for tourism, business or pleasure but to protest against the government and engage in partisan political activity which proves him undesirable," she added.