'Here lies evil': Protesters mark heroes' cemetery


Posted at Nov 18 2016 04:01 PM | Updated as of Nov 19 2016 12:35 AM

Photo by Mike Navallo

MANILA - Protesters trooped to Libingan ng mga Bayani Friday, following the hushed burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. 

But while three layers of police barricades have prevented protesters from coming close to the heroes' cemetery gate, protesters were able to paint the road outside the compound with "Here Lies Evil."

In the ground vandal, protesters also warned that they will be relentless in protesting Marcos' interment in revered grounds. 

"We'll be back," they wrote using red paint.

Police, wearing helmets and shields, and holding truncheons, meanwhile continue to guard the cemetery. 

Pro and anti-Marcos protesters earlier faced-off at the area. 

More protests around Metro Manila and in various provinces are expected on Friday. 

Marcos was buried hurriedly at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery) on Friday, as the family embarked on a political revival while thousands who suffered under his two-decade-long rule still cry for justice.

Former first lady Imelda Marcos, wearing a black terno, clutched a rosary, as soldiers carrying his wooden casket marched slowly to his grave, a video released by the family showed. The ceremonies were closed to the public.

The late dictator's children all wore white. His only living sibling, Fortuna Marcos-Barba watched the burial from her wheelchair, according to footage from the Facebook page of his eldest daughter, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos.

Marcos family on Friday thanked and apologized to their supporters. 

"Sa wakas, napatupad sa araw na ito ang huling habilin ng aking minamahal na ama, ang dating pangulong Ferdinand Marcos na maihimlay kasama ng mga kapwa sundalo," eldest daughter Imee told a press conference at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

(At last, the dying wish of my beloved father to be buried beside his fellow soldiers has been granted.) -- With reports from Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News