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Protests more ‘amazing’ in PH: Trump effigy wows Jimmy Kimmel, foreign netizens

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'Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That's amazing!'

AMAZING. American television host Jimmy Kimmel praises the 13-foot tall effigy of US President Donald Trump. Screenshot by Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – American late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel took notice of the effigy of US President Donald Trump that was set on fire by protesters during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13.

In a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the popular TV host  said that the US President received an “exceptionally warm welcome” from Filipinos, before showing clips from the protests in Manila. (IN PHOTOS: At least 2,000 attend protests on day one of ASEAN Summit)

“Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That’s amazing!” Kimmel said. (READ: Why groups are protesting Trump’s PH visit


Created by the Filipino artist group Ugat Lahi, the effigy featured Trump with 4 arms resembling the Nazi swastika, a symbol of auhoritarian rule, hatred, and anti-Semitism. Trump has long had a following among white supremacist groups attracted to his nationalist rhetoric on immigration and other hot-button issues.

Behind Trump’s legs, a caricature of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte can be seen crouching.

Kimmel also described Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as “an absolute lunatic” and a “murderer.” 

“He encourages the police to kill people who use drugs. No trials. They just kill people. Of course, he and Donald get along,” Kimmel said.

Duterte’s violent anti-illegal drugs campaign has drawn criticism from both local and international communities. Latest “official” data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) shows that at least 3,850 people have been killed in police operations, while at least 2,290 others were killed mostly by unknown vigilantes.

The protesters burned the effigy as they marked the fifth day of their protests during the ASEAN Summit. (READ: Violence marks the ASEAN 2017 protests in Manila)

Foreign netizens react

Other foreign netizens were also amused by the Filipino-made effigy. Below were some of the tweets they posted after seeing the Manila protests:







 

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