After Marcos burial, students, civic groups protest

Kimberly Jane Tan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 18 2016 04:32 PM | Updated as of Nov 18 2016 06:30 PM

Protesters shout anti-Marcos slogans denouncing the burial of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (heroes' cemetery), along a main street in Taft avenue, Metro Manila, Philippines November 18, 2016. Romeo Ranoco, Reuters

MANILA - Pockets of protests sprouted around Metro Manila on Friday, following the secret burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Earlier in the day, critics and supporters of the late strongman rushed to the Heroes Cemetery to express their sentiments.

Several students then gathered at their schools to protest the secret burial, which petitioners said was still subject to appeal and should not have happened yet.

Random protests in Metro Manila also grew, with most chanting anti-Marcos cheers and even burning photos of the former president.

A mass protest is also expected at the EDSA People Power Monument, where people are urged to wear black.