close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Filipino protesters deface US embassy

Left-wing protesters in the Philippines demand a pullout of American troops taking part in annual war games.



Manila: Left-wing protesters in the Philippines have splattered paint on the seal of the US embassy to demand a pullout of American troops taking part in annual war games.

About 70 student activists took police and embassy guards by surprise early Monday when they threw blue-and-red paint at the seaside mission’s main gate and scrawled “US troops out now”. They also chipped away letters from the bronze signage and burned a mock American flag.

No arrests were made as protesters outnumbered police and later walked away.

Thousands of US and Filipino troops are taking part in 12-day combat and disaster drills. This year they are taking place in the western Philippines, where tensions with China have been rising over disputed territory in the South China Sea.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels