USA: Protesters denounce Trump and Duterte amidst ongoing ASEAN summit

Over a hundred protesters gathered outside of San Francisco's Federal Building on Monday to protest against the US government’s Asia-Pacific policies, during US President Donald Trump’s visit to the Philippines for the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. Several protesters were part of the Filipino community, protesting both US interference in the region and Filipino... Еще President Rodrigo Duterte’s government and war on drugs. In particular, the demonstrators demanded that US troops leave the Philippines, and that tax money being spent by the US government on military be diverted to resources for jobs, housing and healthcare. «He's not there to, you know, really respect the sovereignty of the people, in terms of the Philippines he wants to open up more trade so that US corporations and US businesses can exploit the resources of the country,» said protester Alondra in reference to Trump. Duterte held bilateral talks with Trump on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila on Monday, amidst a gradual improvement of US-Philippines relations since Trump took office.

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