IN PHOTOS: Militant groups protest at Chinese consulate
MANILA, Philippines – Despite inclement weather, members of several militant groups stormed the Chinese consulate in Makati City Tuesday morning, June 12. (READ: [OPINION] Joint development in West PH Sea: An idea whose time has come)
“Today is #Hindipendence day. Freedom remains an illusion under the helm of a cheap dictator-wannabe who shamelessly kowtows to foreign superpowers like China and US, and wields terror and violence against the Filipino people,” said Anakbayan Secretary General Einstein Recedes.
Anakbayan slammed Duterte’s policies and programs that, they said, would only benefit China, US, and foreign corporations. (READ: Aquino: The president who brought China to court)
“We condemn Duterte’s inaction amidst Chinese incursion in the West Philippine Sea depriving Filipino fishermen of their livelihood. We condemn Duterte’s burdening Filipinos with high taxes and other conditionalities for onerous Chinese loans funding his corrupt infrastructure program,” Recedes added.
On Monday, June 11, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque brought 3 fishermen all the way from Masinloc, Zambales to attest to the benefits brought about by the Duterte administration's approach to China.
Here are some of the photos taken during the protest outside the Chinese consulate. All photos by LeAnne Jazul.