Filipino-Canadians demand justice for slain farmers in Negros

News Philippines Apr 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm
PROTEST. Protesters chant, ‘Not a nickel, not a dime, no more money for Duterte’s crime,’ as they urge an end to killings in the Philippines in front of the PH Consulate in Toronto.                                               Photo: Marites Sison

PROTEST. Protesters chant, ‘Not a nickel, not a dime, no more money for Duterte’s crime,’ as they urge an end to killings in the Philippines in front of the PH Consulate in Toronto. Photo: Marites Sison

TORONTO, Canada – About 20 Filipino human rights activists staged a protest on Wednesday, April 10, condemning the recent killings of 14 farmers in Negros Oriental and urging the Canadian government to stop “all security and military assistance to the Philippines.”

Protesters stood outside 160 Eglinton Avenue East, a busy midtown street where the Philippine Consulate is located, chanting: “No justice, no peace. Stop the killings in the Philippines. Not a nickel, not another dime, no more money for Duterte’s crime.”

Curious passersby were handed leaflets that demanded justice for the farmers, saying like Filipinos killed in the so-called “war on drugs” in the Philippines, they were “victims of the violent and oppressive policies of the Duterte administration.”

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