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Philippine Police Van Drives Into Protesters At Anti-U.S. Demonstration In Manila

It was not immediately clear how many people had been injured.

19/10/2016 7:49 PM AEDT | Updated 19/10/2016 7:49 PM AEDT
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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police used tear gas to disperse about 1,000 anti-U.S. protesters outside the U.S. embassy in Manila on Wednesday, and television news footage showed a patrol van, which had come under attack, driving at protesters.

“There was absolutely no justification (for the violence),” Renato Reyes, secretary general of left-wing activist group Bayan (Nation), told reporters.

“Even as the president avowed an independent foreign policy, Philippine police forces still act as running dogs of the U.S.”

Police made 21 arrests, Reyes added. It was not immediately clear how many people had been injured.

Romeo Ranoco / Reuters
Activists and Indigenous People's groups clash with anti-riot policemen in front of the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

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