09/16/2013 01:58 EDT | Updated 11/16/2013 05:12 EST

Kim Chatillon-Meunier returns home to Montreal

The young Montreal woman who was jailed in the Philippines over the weekend returned home this morning.

Kim Chatillon-Meunier, 24, arrived at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport just before 8 a.m. after travelling for nearly a day.

She was greeted by friends, family and her boyfriend.

Boyfriend Émile Kinley-Gauthier told CBC News Chatillon-Meunier was relieved to be home after her ordeal.

She was arrested Friday evening at the Manila airport for her participation in a July 22 anti-government demonstration in the country’s capital city.

She was en route to Hong Kong and on her way home when Bureau of Immigration officers arrested her.

She was jailed at the Camp Bagong Diwa jail near Manila, but was swiftly released after news broke of her incarceration.

Chatillon-Meunier had been in Manila on an internship to fulfill her university program requirements.