Filipino activists 50th anniversary declaration martial law

Filipino activists 50th anniversary declaration martial law

Filipino activists 50th anniversary declaration martial law

DAVAO CITY (Reuters) – On Wednesday, hundreds of Filipino activists flocked to the streets to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

On September 21, 1972, Marcos Sr. declared a state of emergency, beginning what many consider to be one of the darkest eras in the history of the Southeast Asian nation. After a popular uprising.

Never forget was the rallying cry from protesters as they carried banners denouncing the alleged extrajudicial killings, violations of human rights, and forced disappearances that .

Current President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who is also his son, has defended the decision to establish martial law .

(Jay Ereno reported; Neil Jerome Morales wrote; Kanupriya Kapoor edited)