Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Follow Us on

#NoMasBloqueo #SolidaridadVsBloqueo

Major Protests Against Philippine President Duterte’s Drug War Spread Across Manila

Manila, August 25 (RHC)-- In the Philippines, major protests against President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs are spreading across the capital Manila, as thousands rally to demand justice for 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos.  The high school student was killed last week by police during anti-drug raids. 

While the police claim they shot the teenager after he pulled out a gun, footage shows two police officers dragging the unarmed student through the streets.  Witnesses say the student’s final words before he was shot in the head were "Please stop.  Please stop.  I have a test tomorrow." 

Duterte’s drug war has killed at least 12,500 since he took office last year.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
Commentaries
MAKE A COMMENT
  • Parliament President Esteban Lazo Receives Haitian Counterpart
  • RHC's Arts Roundup
  • Foul Signals for Peace in Colombia
  • Visiting Delegation from Tampa City Council Speaks Highly of Meetings with Cuban Officials
  • RHC's Mailbag Show
  • President Raul Castro Congratulates Nicolas Maduro on PSUV´s Electoral Victory
NUMBER OF HITS/VISITORS

3840728

  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 5418
  • today: 1340
  • online: 209
  • total: 3840728