1,000 shoes, slippers line Commonwealth in protest vs killings

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 24 2017 12:47 PM

MANILA - Activists on Monday laid some 1,000 footwear along a portion of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City to condemn President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs and martial law declaration in Mindanao. 

The slippers and shoes represent the victims of the 2 government policies, said protest leader Herbert Decena. 

"Ito pong mga sapatos na ito, kinakatawan nito lahat ng mga biktima sa ilalim ng marahas na rehimen ni Pangulong Duterte at lahat ng hindi na makakapagmartsa 'pag nagpatuloy ang martial law at nagbabantang diktadura sa ating bansa," he told radio DZMM. 

"Inextend na po ang martial law, maaaring ma-extend na rin ito sa buong Pilipinas at kapag nangyari iyun, maaaring wala nang makapagmartsa tuwing SONA. Ito po ang simbolo ng mangyayari sa ating bayan pag natuloy ang diktadurya." 
 
The protest was led by the Block Marcos Movement, which opposed Duterte's approval of a hero's burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in November last year. 

The President is set to deliver his second State of the Nation Address on Monday afternoon. -- With Dennis Datu, ABS-CBN News