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Protestors march toward the US embassy to protest against the visit by US President Donald Trump before the start of the 31st  ASEAN Summit in Manila on Nov. 12.
Protestors march toward the US embassy to protest against the visit by US President Donald Trump before the start of the 31st  ASEAN Summit in Manila on Nov. 12.

‘Dump Trump’ Protests Erupt in Manila

‘Dump Trump’ Protests Erupt in Manila

Riot police have used water cannons to prevent hundreds of protesters reaching the US embassy in Manila, just a few hours before the arrival of President Donald Trump in the Philippines for a regional summit and the last leg of his Asia tour.
Carrying placards declaring "Dump Trump" and "Down with US Imperialism", the left-wing protesters were blocked by police in riot gear with shields and batons, and then showered with jets of water from a fire engine, SBS reported. "Trump is the CEO of the imperialist government of the US, said 18-year-old student Alexis Danday after the protesters were scattered.  "We know he is here to push for unfair treaties between the Philippines and the US." Trump was expected to arrive in the Philippines at around 5 pm (local time) for meetings with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other East Asian nations, fresh off an Asia-Pacific summit and bilateral visit in Vietnam.

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