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.
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