Philippines: Anti-Duterte protesters clash with riot police in Manila

Opponents of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte clashed with riot police during a protest in Manila on Thursday. In angry scenes, police prevented anti-Duterte protesters from reaching the gates of the presidential palace by using water cannons and riot shields. Earlier, protesters burnt effigies of the Filipino President and Uncle Sam. The anti-Duterte movement are concerned about the... Еще President's growing 'authoritarianism'. Since his election last year, Duterte has repeatedly threatened to impose martial law to crackdown on drug trafficking and corruption. More recently, he said that he would be prepared to establish a «revolutionary government» to halt alleged efforts to oust him from power. The demonstration was held on the 154th anniversary of the birth of revolutionary independence leader Andres Bonifaco.

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