Filipinos protest ahead of Donald Trump visit
November 12, 2017 | 12:58 PM
by Times TV

Hundreds of protesters staged a rally in central Manila on Saturday (November 11) to protest against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump for a regional meeting.

The protesters, mainly left wing activists, scuffled briefly with anti-riot police as they held up a portrait of Trump covered with red paint. They were worried that the U.S. intervention in the southern Philippines could worsen the situation, which is still recovering from battle against Islamist militants.

A series of protests against Trump took place this week prior to the U.S. president's arrival on Sunday (November 12) to meet Southeast Asian leaders and attend the ASEAN Summit in the final leg of his five-country Asia trip.

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