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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
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