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Brawl started by drunk Pinoy mars Philippine Festival in Tokyo

A merrymaking activity turned into a brawl when a drunk Filipino allegedly punched a performer during the annual Philippine Festival in Tokyo, Japan on October 1.

A video by Friolanita Merly showed festival-goers pushing, shoving and punching in a scuffle that escalated to a brawl during the Philippine Festival in Hibiya Park.

Fifty police officers responded to the incident, only to be led into a fight by some drunk Filipinos, according to a report by stringer Enrique Gonzaga.

Festival organizers have apologized to the Philippine embassy in Japan and local authorities and promised there would be no drinking involved in the next festivities.

The festival was held from September 30 to October 1. —Nicole-Anne C. Lagrimas/ALG, GMA News