Philippines: Thousands join mass prayer against Duterte’s war on drugs

Thousands joined a prayer rally dubbed 'Lord, Heal our Land' to call on an end to ‘extra-judicial killings’ related to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, at the EDSA People Power Monument in Quezon City on Sunday. Protesters attended Sunday Mass at the EDSA Shrine and then marched to the People Power Monument. Demonstrators were seen carrying candles as they marched behind... Еще slogans such as 'stop the killings, start the healing.' One Church representative called on the “dignity” of everyone to be respected “at all times”. According to the Philippine National Police, the total death toll from extra-judicial killings stemming from Duterte’s bloody war on drugs passed 7,000 in January 2017, after which the police stopped publishing the data.

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