Filipino protesters deface US embassy



Filipino protesters deface US embassy 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