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Image of Asia: Protesting at Asia-Pacific leaders' summit

Image of Asia: Protesting at Asia-Pacific leaders' summit in Manila

Image of Asia: Protesting at Asia-Pacific leaders' summit

In this photo by Aaron Favila, a woman holds a banner reading "US TROOPS, OUT NOW" alongside about 150 fellow protesters near a venue hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines. The group gathered Wednesday included students and farmers. Left-wing Filipinos have vowed to use their protests this week to shatter what they say is a veneer of peace and order at the summit. The issues they oppose include trade globalization they say deepens poverty to the U.S. military presence in the Southeast Asian country. Authorities say they'll exercise "maximum tolerance" for protesters but won't allow them to spoil the leaders' meeting.


Updated : 2021-09-18 19:07 GMT+08:00