Manila police block protesters near US Embassy

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The protesters slammed the government’s land reform program as ineffective and said the presence of U.S. counterterrorism troops in the south has undermined Philippine independence.The protests were staged as the country celebrated its declaration of independence from centuries of Spanish colonization in 1898.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine riot police have blocked hundreds of left-wing protesters and farmers from marching toward the U.S. Embassy in Manila to demand land and to protest the presence of American troops in the country.Police used fiberglass shields and wooden batons Tuesday to stop about 1,000 protesters from getting close to the heavily secured American compound, sparking a brief scuffle. No arrests were made and the protesters later dispersed peacefully. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img

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