Police van rams militants at anti-US rally

Police van rams militants at anti-US rally

- An anti-US rally on Tuesday has turned violent after a police mobile hit a dozen of protesters

- The police vehicle was seen ramming the crowd leaving three people seriously hurt and fifty others suffered minor injuries

- Militants gathered in front of the US Embassy demanding US groups to move out of the country

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Several extremists were left injured on Wednesday, October 19, after a police vehicle rammed into a crowd of protesters during an anti-American rally outside of the United States Embassy in Manila.

The police van was caught on video recklessly running over a dozen of militants, driving foreward and backward in response to the violent crowd surrounding and hitting it with batons.

According to SANDUGO group not less than three got hurt by the police mobile.

Victims were Sandugo lead convenor Piya Macliing Malayao, a 61-year-old Lumad woman Baling Katubigan of Kasalo, CARAGA and Anakbayan-PUP Quenilyn Gromeo.

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Fifty others suffered minor wounds from the clash.

Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) group said tear gas was also fired at them including students and indigenous people in an attempt to clear the violent dispersal.

Reyes shared on his social media accounts their horrible experience.

“The violent dispersal at the US embassy happened as the rally ended and groups prepared to leave. There was no justification for it. Even as the president avowed an independent foreign policy, PH police forces still act as running dogs of the US,” he wrote.

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The groups were holding a rally in front of the US Embassy to call for an end to the presence of US troops in the Philippines but, the gathering turned savage.

Meanwhile, Suara Bangsamoro group spokesman Jerome Succor Aba has called on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to address the infuriating incident.

“We hereby condemn the Manila Police District, and call on President Rodrigo Duterte himself to address this enraging incident, which has even surpassed the water cannon incident yesterday at Camp Aguinaldo. Is this how the government treats its national minorities? Is this the answer to our plea to stand up for national sovereignty and protect the interests of national minorities from the claws of Washington?” Aba outcried.

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