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Philippine martial law protests seek to end Duterte tyranny

Tens of thousands march against president's war on drugs, authoritarian policies

Activists protest in front of depictions of President Rodrigo Duterte and former President Ferdinand Marcos.   © Mikhail Flores

MANILA -- Filipinos on Thursday staged protests across the country to mark the 45th anniversary of martial law declared by a former dictator, with a call to reject President Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian policies.

Tens of thousands of Filipinos converged in key public places to call for an end to extrajudicial killings, uphold human rights and repel a looming dictatorship under Duterte.

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