Philippines ‘democracy’: Police turn fire hoses on anti-Obama protesters





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Oliver Darcy
The Blaze
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:45 CDT
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Police train their fire hose at protesters as the latter try to force their way closer to the U.S. Embassy for a rally against next week’s visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

“Obama not welcome.”

Those were some of the words emblazoned on signs carried by Filipino protesters demonstrating against a visit to the Philippines by President Barack Obama this week, as well as a looming security pact that would increase U.S. military presence in the island country.

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Protesters shout slogans during a rally at U.S. Embassy against next week’s visit of U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Manila, Philippines

On Wednesday, police clashed with the protesters, using truncheons, shields and even a fire hose to halt individuals trying to force their way toward the U.S. Embassy, NBC News reported.
In one instance, a police officer was punched in the face by a demonstrator, according to CBS News. No arrests, however, were reportedly made.

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© AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
manila protests

© AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
Police and protesters clash as the latter try to force their way closer to U.S. Embassy for a rally against next week’s visit of U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Manila, Philippines

Obama landed in Japan Wednesday and is scheduled to visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next several days.

TAP – The national slogan ‘It’s more fun in The Philippines’ only applies as long as you keep your mouth shut about the appalling unfairness of the Philippine cartel economy where the corporations make fortunes and the ordinary people struggle with rising food prices and excessive electricity bills.  The climate is so fertile you can grow 5 maize crops in a single year, yet somehow they manage to not have enough food to go around.  All the big names like Dole, Del Monte are here to grow their fruits.  The Philippines is/should be The Garden Of Eden.  Yet the capital’s streets are covered in hungry and dirty people sleeping on cardboard.  The suppression of any complaints is entirely brutal.

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6 Responses to “Philippines ‘democracy’: Police turn fire hoses on anti-Obama protesters”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Obama will arrive in the Philippines shortly with his usual spiel and rhetoric like “Our countries hold fast to a longstanding friendship” BULLSHIT! “The economic benefits to the Philippines will be”, “etc.” BULLSHIT!
    The facts are that the USA and its NATO cohorts need the Philippines as a military base to further expand their Asiatic hegemony. If the USA really had its way the Philippines would be another Diego Garcia scenario.

    Most Hated Countries of The World.
    http://travel.siliconindia.com/travel-article/Most-Hated-Countries-of-The-World-aid-1040.html

    Gordon.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well said Gordon, the people of the Philippines have good reason to hate the Americans, they have destroyed the Country.
    Is there any Country that does like Obama ?
    Ignore the monster don’t applaud his poor speeches.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The “usual suspects” made up of those infamous names/families comprising the corporatist cabal pirates who have systematically “owned” those islands by bribery, corruption, threats and sweets. A beautiful country of wonderful people who all seem to have such high objectives and aspirations and for the most part are ready to work like beavers to better themselves while those same corporations grow bigger and wield even more control. As you rightly say Tap, the fertility of the land and the bounty of the seas is incredible and should provide enough food for all and financial rewards for those who work. Alas, the same familiar pattern is seen here as everywhere else. Might is right and corporatists own everyone.

    The only thing that can change this is a global rebellion by like minded people and supporters.

    reiverdave

  4. Anonymous says:

    Well if no one shows up at his visit then Obama will get the message surely

  5. Anonymous says:

    how do you like the Hope & Change he promised? not what you expected was it?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I used the term “manchurian candidate” to describe him even b4 he was elected president. Reiverdave

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