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Philippines: Thousands March to Demand Duterte’s Resignation on Int’l Human Rights Day

HeadlineDec 11, 2017
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In the Philippines, thousands of people marked International Human Rights Day on Sunday with a march through the streets of Manila, calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to step down. Duterte has repeatedly boasted about personally killing suspected drug dealers, and he’s led a bloody so-called war on drugs that’s seen police and vigilantes carry out more than 7,000 extrajudicial killings. This is protester Renato Reyes Jr.

Renato Reyes Jr.: “There are so many violations of human rights happening right now under the Duterte regime, and we feel that these violations are headed towards the establishment of an outright fascist dictatorship.”

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