IN PHOTOS: OFWs protest vs dictatorship on martial law anniversary
MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos in different countries abroad join the national protest to remind Filipinos of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ Martial Law and to speak out against dictatorship on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared September 21, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, as a Day of National Protest in anticipation of mass actions, and suspended work in government offices and in public schools across the country.
Militant group Migrante International’s different chapters in the country and abroad held different forms of protest against President Rodrigo Duterte’s “fascism and tyranny” and condemned the “government’s mass murder.”
Those in Hong Kong trooped to the Philippine Consulate to condemn the killings while OFWs in Japan distributed leaflets in train stations, calling for Filipinos to unite against the President, Migrante said in a statement.
Filipinos in Qatar, Italy, South Korea, Canada, Australia, and the US also held indoor and outdoor protests. A protest action is also set to be held in the United Kingdom on September 24.
Check out the photos here, provided by Migrante: