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Filipinos Protest Hero’s Burial for Dictator

Filipinos Protest Hero’s Burial  for DictatorFilipinos Protest Hero’s Burial  for Dictator

Hundreds of Filipinos have rallied in stormy weather against President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ burial in a heroes’ cemetery.A leftwing group is also planning to ask the Supreme Court to stop what it calls “grave injustice” to thousands of human rights victims, AP reported.Police say about 1,500 protesters carrying a large streamer that read “Marcos not a hero” braved the rains and wind at Manila’s seaside Rizal Park to call on Duterte to reconsider his decision. They will launch a signature campaign to try to stop the burial, tentatively set for next month.Sen. RisaHontiveros, who joined the protest, says she has filed a Senate resolution opposing a hero’s burial for Marcos, who was overthrown in 1986 and died in US exile three years later.

 

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