Philippine mayor filmed punching sheriff in Davao City
The Philippine authorities are investigating an attack by a city mayor on a sheriff.
Sara Duterte, the mayor of Davao City in the southern Philippines, repeatedly punched the court official, Abe Andres, in the face after he refused to delay the demolition of a slum area.
The attack came during an operation that was marred by clashes between residents and police.
The mayor's actions were filmed by a TV crew and shown on national television.
02 Jul 2011
- From the section Asia-Pacific