Philippines: Three protesters killed and over one hundred injured

Six thousand protesters last week blocked a main highway in the Philippines demanding rice, vegetables, and government funds after a months-long drought caused a food shortage among local farmers.

 

Police in riot gear open fired with live bullets on protesters killing three demonstrators and wounding over one hundred people.

 

Witnesses report that nearly eighty-seven protesters have gone missing since last Friday and forty others have been detained on charges including unlawful assembly and economic sabotage.

 

The Filipino government accused the New People’s Army of inciting the protests.

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