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Black Friday protest kicks off; students, demonstrators gather at Quirino Grandstand

(photo credit: DZRH Boy Gonzales)
(photo credit: DZRH Boy Gonzales)

The Black Friday protest set by different groups against the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani kicked off amid threats of rains.

A bulk number of students from the University of the Philippines-Diliman joined the protest as they converged at the UP Oblation area and proceeded to Manila, onboard passenger jeeps, to join the program at the Quirino grandstand.

Students from UP Manila, University of Sto. Tomas, Adamson University, Far Eastern University, and other colleges and universities also started marching towards Quirino grandstand.

Aside from university students, different militant groups are full-forced in attending the said demonstration.

At the Quirino grandstand, the program for the Black Friday protest has been set, to be followed by a bigger demonstration on November 30, in time for Bonifacio Day.

The rally is about their disapproval on the Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

(photo credit: DZRH Boy Gonzales)
(photo credit: DZRH Boy Gonzales)

Meanwhile, in line with the rally today, security has been tightened at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Aside from the regular soldiers that were assigned at the gate of the LNMB, the Armed Forces of the Philippines also deployed members from the Southern Police District and Bureau of Jail Management and Penelogy at LNMB.

Philippine National Police Chief Dir.-Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa said that they will let the rallyists do their protests as long as they keep it peaceful.

In case they force themselves inside the LNMB, the Philippine Army will take charge of the situation.


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