Farmers stopped from crossing police line


10:40 AM July 25th, 2011

By: Katherine Evangelista, July 25th, 2011 10:40 AM

EYEBALL TO EYEBALL. Protesting farmers are stopped from crossing the police line along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Monday, July 25, 2011. The farmers want President Benigno Aquino III to order the distribution of the disputed Hacienda Luisita land, which his family from his mother’s side, the Cojuangcos, own. KATE EVANGELISTA/

MANILA, Philippines – A small group of protesters attempted to cross the police line along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.

The protesters, composed of members of Anakbayan-Pampanga, Anakpawis Partylist, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Hacienda Luisita Worker’s Union, are calling for the junking of the Stock Distribution Option and Hacienda Luisita Referendum. The group also called for the distribution of the disputed Cojuanco-owned Hacienda Luisita.

The group was not allowed to go beyond the police barricade. They then began their program which they dubbed as the People’s State of the Nation.

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