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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

PHOTOS | Activists Protest Outside the Philippine Center in New York on International Human Rights Day

Manhattan - On a cold Sunday evening commemorating International Human Rights day, advocates  held a protest rally in front of the Philippine Center in New York to condemn the recent killings of activists as well as religious leaders and the rising threat of dictatorship in the Philippines under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Photos by Lambert Parong/ Balitang New York.

Inside the Philippine Center where members of the Filipino community gathered for some light refreshments after attending a catholic mass service held earlier, part of the traditional 9 consecutive "simbang gabi" offertory mass during the Christmas holiday season.

A lone pro-Duterte supporter appeared in front of the protesters and started chanting Duterte's name with a raised fist. 

Photos by Lambert Parong © 2017 Kababayan Media

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