On EDSA uprising anniversary, progressives assail ‘shadows of tyranny’ under Duterte

Features Philippines Mar 8, 2019 at 4:54 pm


MANILA — The EDSA Shrine has once again been filled with battle cries of the Filipino people as a broad array of human rights defenders, workers, the urban poor, youth and students, and church people gathered for the 33th year since the EDSA uprising to call out the government for the “shadows of tyranny” under this administration.

People from all walks of life flocked to the gathering. Emotions seethe as they shouted chants against the return of an open dictatorial rule in the country, and sang songs of the people’s struggles and aspirations for peace, unity, and genuine democracy.

Several streamers calling for the end of martial law, and resist tyranny were hung at the footbridge along EDSA and Ortigas

Among those who joined the #TayoAngEDSA protest are former Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serreno, Bro. Armin Luistro, actress Mae Paner, former Agrarian Reform secretary Rafael Mariano, and progressive lawmakers such as Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago and ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio.

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