Philippines anti-US protesters rammed by police van

Philippines anti-US protesters rammed by police van

A police van has rammed protesters in the Philippines capital Manila as a demonstration outside the US embassy turned violent.
Footage showed protesters surrounding the van and hitting it with batons taken from police. The vehicle then drives into the crowd several times, injuring a number of people.
Hundreds had met to demand the US end its military presence in the country.
President Rodrigo Duterte has called for an independent foreign policy.
Police arrested at least 23 people, who threw red paint at them and a member of the US forces at the embassy.
It remains unclear how many people... read more

19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: BBC

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