The two OGYON members illegally arrested and detained earlier were released, and the contigent was able to proceed to Cagayan de Oro.
Collectively insisting on their rights to peaceful protest and due process, members of OGYON informed members of the PNP and AFP that they will barricade in the middle of the highway if the two were not released. They were determined to conduct a program and a vigil in front of the checkpoint, which forced the State forces to concede to the farmers’ demands.
Source: Kilusang Magbubukid ng PIlipinas – Northern Mindanao Region facebook page
Date: October 22, 2018