IN PHOTOS: Fisherfolk slam China on eve of Independence Day

LeAnne Jazul
Protesters in front of the Chinese consulate call on Filipinos to fight for independence, and demand that China should leave Philippine territory

'CHINA OUT!' Fisherfolk-members of activist group Akbayan troop to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on June 11, 2018, eve of Independence Day, to protest China's alleged thievery and harassment against Filipino fisherfolk Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk-members of activist group Akbayan trooped to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Monday, June 11, to slam China’s reported thievery and harassment of Filipinos in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal).

Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters called on Filipinos to fight for independence, and demanded that China should leave Philippine territory.

It was the eve of the Philippines’ Independence Day on Tuesday, June 12.   

The protest came after a GMA News report showed the Chinese Coast Guard taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in Panatag. 

 

 

 

 

 

– Rappler.com

LeAnne Jazul

LeAnne has had 25 years of experience in the media industry. He joined Rappler for the 2013 elections and has stayed on. He is currently Rappler's photo editor.