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Philippines: March on Presidential Palace Condemns Duterte “Dictatorship”

HeadlineDec 01, 2017

And in the Philippines capital Manila, police opened fire with water cannons on more than 1,000 activists Thursday as they marched to the presidential palace demanding the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte. The activists blasted Duterte for welcoming President Trump to the Philippines last month, saying he’s presided over a bloody so-called war on drugs that’s seen police and vigilantes carry out more than 7,000 extrajudicial killings. This is protester Vencer Crisostomo.

Vencer Crisostomo: “We will not allow Duterte to install himself as a dictator. We have had dictators before, and they were ousted.”

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