WATCH: The drought protest that turned bloody in Kidapawan
Two farmers are killed and 116 are hurt during the dispersal of the drought protest in Kidapawan City on Friday, April 1

DISPERSAL. A farmer grimaces in pain after police dispersed a protest in Kidapawan City. Photo by Bhong del Rosario/Kilab Multimedia

MANILA, Philippines – At least two farmers were killed and 116 others were wounded Friday, April 1, when police dispersed a drought protest action in Kidapawan City, authorities said.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said 116 were hurt during the scuffle – 23 rallyists and 93 policemen. Sixteen people were also wonded and confined in the hospital for further treatment.

The protesting farmers are asking for help from the government due to the effects of a drought in the area.

Watch Mindanao-based Kilab Multimedia’s videos that show how violence erupted in Kidapawan.