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‘Black Friday’ anti-Marcos protest held

Thousands of Filipinos, including more than a dozen nude students, yesterday held a protest against the hasty burial of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

A few thousand activists joined a “Black Friday” protest despite rainy weather at the Rizal Park in Manila, where they carried Marcos’ effigy in a mock coffin.

While the anger was directed at Marcos and his family, President Duterte was also targeted for allowing the burial of the dictator who was ousted in a largely peaceful “people power” revolt three decades ago.

Protesters held placards that read “Digong traitor, a lapdog of the dictator,” using Duterte’s nickname.

Dozens of students trooped outside Malacañang in a separate protest and burned an effigy of Marcos in a mock coffin. (AP)