THE CRYING COP: A post recommended for soldiers and policemen serving repressive regimes

Original story published here
This happened a few days ago (22/07/13) when our president (Republic of the Philippines) delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA). Since this was an important event, many of our police force was deployed to secure the location and prevent any demonstration or protest near the vicinity.
In this picture Police Officer 1 Sevilla was being harassed by a Foreigner who was asking: “Why are you doing this? Why are you hurting us?”, even though he is just standing there.
He Just replied: “I am a policeman, I’m just doing my job.”

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PO1 Sevilla tries to hold his tears but simply can’t. With no proper rest, no proper meal and a violent protest being dispersed violently and with extreme exhaustion, he still stood his ground.

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Some protesters apparently notice the crying cop and settled down. Some tried to console him as he tries so hard to control his emotions and tears.

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Some protesters tap his shoulders and offers him handkerchief to wipe his tears.

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He finally gave in to his urge and started to silently weep as another violent turmoil started in front of him.

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As another violent clash ensues, he stood his ground despite some protesters throwing rocks and bottles at him.

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Before he was removed from the front line, some protesters tried to protect him and hug him so that the other protesters would not harm him.

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After this incident, some people considered PO1 Sevilla as an example of humility, a seeker of peace and a loyal servant of justice.
Sometimes, let’s avoid violence and give peace a chance, settle down and talk. We could have a peaceful protest as long as you follow the rules. Our voices will not be heard clearly in an angry tone, but rather our voices will be understood if we talk in a peaceful and right way.

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4 thoughts on “THE CRYING COP: A post recommended for soldiers and policemen serving repressive regimes

  1. only in the philippines do we hold people in authority, who collapse in the middle of a crucial undertaking, as symbols of humanity. no wonder the country is in such a mess.

    • After this, the Phillipines my not be the only place in the world where this happens. And for as long as the “crucial undertakings” undermine basic human freedoms to protect tyrannical authorities

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