Original traffic plan for SONA implemented—police

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12:43 PM July 22nd, 2013

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July 22nd, 2013 12:43 PM

Protesters. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines— The original traffic plan for the State of the Nation Address was implemented in the area after police was able to take control of the situation at about 12:30 p.m., police told INQUIRER.net on Monday.

Vehicles enroute to Fairview area have to take a left turn at Don Antonio Heights village, as the portion near Ever Gotesco eastbound is already occupied by the protesters.

Dump trucks and anti-riot police are blocking the militants from getting nearer Batasan Complex.

Both lanes near Ever Gotesco in Commonwealth are now closed to traffic as protesters destroyed the barricade between the east and west bound lane.

Militants led by the national contingent of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan swelled before 12 noon, occupying both lanes near Ever Gotesco.

The protesters continue to get near Batasan Complex where President Benigno Aquino III is expected to deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address.

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