Tension arise between militants, cops at LNMB
Tension arose between the police and protesters earlier at Marcos' 100th birthday celeb pic.twitter.com/MtJ3EgSiCV
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Tension ensued between protesters and the police as militant groups tried to advance towards the gate of the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), or Heroes’ Cemetery, in Taguig City.
Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacañang (CARMMA) attempted to go past the barricade of policemen, who were armed with shields and truncheons, in a bid to “gate crash” the ongoing 100th birthday celebration of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos inside the LNMB on Monday.
Fortunately, the tension quickly subsided and no one was reported hurt during the incident..
Bayan and Carmma decried the 100th birthday celebration of the former President.
“Si Marcos ay hindi tunay na bayani. Ang tunay na bayani ay ang sambayanang Pilipino (Marcos is not a hero. The real heroes are the Filipino people),” said former congressman Neri Colmenares.
“Si Marcos ay magnanakaw at mamamatay tao (Marcos is a thief and a murderer),” he added.
The anti-Marcos protesters held a caravan from Quezon City to Taguig City amid the downpour to condemn President Rodrigo Duterte’s accommodation of the Marcos family, who reportedly plans to return portion of the ill-gotten wealth to the government provided, however, that the family be granted with immunity from lawsuits. KGA
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