Modal close

Dear Democracy Now! visitor,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. Democracy Now! brings you crucial reporting like our coverage from the front lines of the standoff at Standing Rock or news about the movements fighting for peace, racial and economic justice, immigrant rights and LGBTQ equality. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2017. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2017.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Topics

100,000 Protest the Arrest of Former President Joseph Estrada

StoryApril 30, 2001
Watch iconWatch Full Show

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said today that she would use force if necessary to keep public orderafter a crowd of over 100,000 people rallied in support of jailed former leader Joseph Estrada.

Estrada’s followers called off a march to the presidential palace which officials had feared would be a signal for acoup attempt by forces still loyal to the disgraced former president. Estrada has been charged with graft, perjuryand economic plunder. The charges are punishable by life in prison or death.

Guest:

  • Walden Bello, National Chair of the Citizen’s Action Party of the Philippines and Executive Director ofFocus on the Global South.

Related link:


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation