BREAKING NEWS: Pro and Anti- Duterte groups rally simultaneously in Mendiola! - PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC NEWS

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BREAKING NEWS: Pro and Anti- Duterte groups rally simultaneously in Mendiola!




Pro-Duterte, anti-Martial Law groups engage in chant battle on Mendiola || Photo Credits: RAPPLER

Simultaneously two rallies were held at Mendiola in Manila on Thursday but with different shouts.

One is condemning the Duterte administration and the other is supporting the government.

Moreover, infront of the Mendiola Peace Arch extending to the CM Recto Avenue, thousands of anti-Duterte protesters positioned

Protesters bring with them their placards condemning Duterte’s war on drugs and alleged human rights abuses under his administration.

“Wakasan ang martial law! Biguin at labanan ang panunumbalik ng diktaturya!” reads one of the streamers in the rally.



Meanwhile, inside the Mendiola arch, pro-Duterte supporters also hold a program where the President’s supporters speak before the crowd, mostly wearing orange shirts and caps with the name of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada printed on it.

Pro-Duterte supporters wearing orange t-shirts also in Mendiola to express support for President Rodrigo Duterte.
 Photo Credits ||  INQUIRER

Hence, Police Senior Inspector Leonardo De Guzman, Police Community Precint Commader said the anti-Duterte protesters were estimated at 5,000 while the crowd at the pro-Duterte rally was at 3,000 as of 3 p.m.

De Guzman said the rally has been generally peaceful so far.


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