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Philippines: US flags burn as anti-imperialists decry 'fascist' Trump outside embassy01:41

Philippines: US flags burn as anti-imperialists decry 'fascist' Trump outside embassy

Philippines, Manila
January 20, 2017 at 11:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters burned US flags outside of the US embassy in Manila, Friday, in a show of anger over what US-President-elect Donald Trump's 'neo-fascist and white supremacist thinking' could mean for Filipinos living in the US. Demonstrators also called for a complete halt to the build-up of US military presence in the Asia Pacific region.

Hundreds of police officers were stationed in front of the embassy, equipped with riot gear, blocking the protesters from reaching the site.

The demonstration was organised by BAYAN-USA, an alliance of some 20 progressive Filipino organisations based in the US. The group attempts to organise and educate Filipinos living in the States on the anti-imperialist struggle in the Asia-Pacific region, with the goal of reaching a transparent national democracy in the Philippines.

Philippines: US flags burn as anti-imperialists decry 'fascist' Trump outside embassy01:41
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Protesters burned US flags outside of the US embassy in Manila, Friday, in a show of anger over what US-President-elect Donald Trump's 'neo-fascist and white supremacist thinking' could mean for Filipinos living in the US. Demonstrators also called for a complete halt to the build-up of US military presence in the Asia Pacific region.

Hundreds of police officers were stationed in front of the embassy, equipped with riot gear, blocking the protesters from reaching the site.

The demonstration was organised by BAYAN-USA, an alliance of some 20 progressive Filipino organisations based in the US. The group attempts to organise and educate Filipinos living in the States on the anti-imperialist struggle in the Asia-Pacific region, with the goal of reaching a transparent national democracy in the Philippines.

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