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Hundreds protest outside US embassy in Manila against Trump, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

21.1.17

Hundreds protest outside US embassy in Manila against Trump, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times: Chanting "Dump Trump", the protesters from leftist groups also expressed concerns that Mr Trump was a threat to the millions of Filipino immigrants living in the United States.

"It is alarming to know that an accused sexual predator, a known racist, sexist, xenophobic man is assuming the presidency of the strongest capitalist country in the world," Ms Joms Salvador, secretary-general of women's group Gabriela, said.

"The decades of struggle of women across the world to fight for their rights is threatened by Trump's presidency."

The roughly 300 people who gathered near the US embassy in Manila held placards with the message "@realDonaldTrump hands off Filipino immigrants" and "Trump you're trash". They symbolically dumped photos of Mr Trump in the rubbish bin.


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