- Anti-Marcos protesters call for Duterte’s break away from the Marcos group
- Many left-leaning protesters went to Luneta Park to express support
- Bayan said that if the President wants healing, he should start by not favoring the Marcoses
More than a thousand protesters gathered at the Luneta Park to protest the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Since the burial was made possible by President Duterte, protesters urged the President to break ties with the Marcoses, reported Rappler.
According to various left-leaning groups, the President must break away from the dictator’s family if he is sincere in his desire to bring peace and healing to the Philippines.
The day was called by organizers as the “National Day of Unity and Rage.”
Key organizers of the Luneta grand rally included the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang (CARMMA). This group is primarily comprised of victims of Martial Law.
Another active participatory group was the BayaN, led by its former representative Satur Ocampo.
Other groups that attended the rally included the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Migrante International, Kilusang Mayo Uno and Gabriel Women’s Party.
Some of the converging points were the University of Sto. Tomas, De La Salle Universities, Plaza Miranda, UP Diliman, UP Manila, Mendiola, Supreme Court and also Plaza Salamanca.
Another notable group was the First Quarter Storm movement, which also led protests which triggered the the declaration in 1972.
These bears grew up with this family and their bonds may not easily be "broken."