IN PHOTOS: Activists protest Trump’s visit in PH

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IN PHOTOS: Activists protest Trump’s visit in PH

Rappler

Militant groups and youth organizations sneak past police security to burn a flag near the US Embassy and hold a lightning rally at the in SM Mall of Asia

MANILA, Philippines – Militant groups and youth organizations flocked to the United States Embassy in Manila and the SM Mall of Asia Globe Rotunda in Pasay City on Sunday, November 12, to call for “banning” US President Donald Trump from the Philippines.

Trump, together with at least 20 world leaders, arrived over the weekend for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit from November 12 to 14

Despite tight security provided by the Philippine National Police (PNP), the protesters were able to burn an American flag in front of the embassy. Later on, the police used water cannons to drive away protesters. 

The protesters vowed to be back on the streets on Monday, November 13, at the beginning of the ASEAN Summit meetings. (READ: Why groups are protesting Trump’s PH visit)

UNFAZED. The protest groups did not back down even though a group of police awaited them near the US Embassy. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

STAND OFF. The police later on used water cannons on the protesters. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Activists are protesting the attempt of the US to include Asian nations in its “war rhetorics.”  

RAGE. The protesters burned down the American flag in front of the police as a sign of protest to Trump's visit to the country. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FIGHT CONTINUES. The groups were composed of people from different age groups. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

On Sunday evening, various youth and student organizations held a lightning rally at SM MOA Globe Rotunda in Pasay City, to make known their sentiment that Trump was not welcome in the Philippines. (READ: Small group of ASEAN summit protesters reach PICC gate)

The rally was staged while ASEAN leaders and guests were having a dinner gala at the SMX Convention Center beside the mall.

Protesters said they wanted Trump and other leaders to know that Filipinos condemn the US’ meddling in Philippine affairs.

 THE YOUTH SPEAKS. The protesters said the object of the rally is to send a strong message to US President Donald Trump and other world leaders that the Filipino people condemn the continued US meddling on our internal affairs and undermining the security in the region. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NO TO IMPERIALISM. Almira Abril was one of the leaders of the protest. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NOT WELCOME. These young people made sure to tell US president Donald Trump that he is not welcome in the Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

– Rappler.com

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