LIST: #JunkTerrorBill activities, protests
MANILA, Philippines – On Wednesday, June 3, the House of Representatives approved House Bill No. 6875 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 on third and final reading.
A total of 173 lawmakers voted in favor of the bill, while 31 others opposed it. Some 29 lawmakers abstained.
The passage of the bill sparked outrage among human rights groups and concerned citizens who noted that this will institutionalize Duterte’s abuse of power. These groups called on concerned Filipinos to take their outrage to the streets and show their opposition to the bill. (READ: ‘Draconian' anti-terror bill, feared to be used vs gov't critics, hurdles Congress)
Here’s a list of protests and activities you can join to express your dissent to the anti-terror bill:
Kadamay, Kabataan Partylist, Movement Against Tyranny
Several progressive organizations will protest against the passage of the anti-terror bill on June 4, from 2 pm to 4 pm, along UP Diliman University Avenue.
At 10 am on June 4, Akbayan Youth will hold an online protest to show the youth’s unity against the anti-terror bill.
Student Christian Movement of the Philippines
The Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) will hold a virtual indignation rally through a “social media kalampag” and online candle lighting.
The CEGP-Cebu will hold a Black Friday protest at 10 am on Friday, June 5, at the University of the Philippines Cebu. The group is encouraging those who will attend the rally to wear black shirts.
As state terrorism continues to be emboldened through the law, it becomes duty to struggle for life, liberty, and justice.— CEGP Cebu (@CEGPCebu) June 4, 2020
Join the Black Friday Protest this June 5, 2020 at 10 am in front of UP Cebu.
WEAR BLACK!#JunkTerrorBill#FightTyranny pic.twitter.com/cuTl4p2Ijp