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SLIDESHOW: Thousands of riders across PH protest 'doble plaka' law

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 24 2019 11:40 AM | Updated as of Mar 24 2019 02:01 PM

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists joined Sunday a motorcade along EDSA from White Plains in Quezon City to Trinoma and all the way back to the Mall of Asia in Pasay to protest the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law. 

The law, signed last March 8, mandates bigger plates on the front and back of motorcycles and stiffer penalties for violators. 

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Thousands of motorcycle riders gather at EDSA corner White Plains before going on a “unity ride” on March 24, 2019 protesting the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

Motorcyclists protest the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, which they refer to as the "doble plaka law", saying its provisions discriminate against law-abiding riders under the guise of trying to prevent crime. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Riders from different clubs and groups hold a motorcade on EDSA to protest the "doble plaka law" or Republic Act 11235. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

In Iloilo City, thousands of motorcycle riders from different parts of Panay protest against the "doble plaka" law. Cherry Palma, ABS-CBN News

Hundreds of riders in Zamboanga City join the Unity Ride against a law requiring the use bigger license plates on the front and back of their vehicles, which they say poses a risk to motorists and pedestrians. Leizle Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Motorcycle riders from the provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon ride through Tiaong town to support the nationwide Unity Ride against RA 11235. The new law imposes stiff fines and prison sentences for motorcyclists who don't have the mandated license plates. Fay Virrey, ABS-CBN News

Around 1,500 motorcycle riders from all over Negros gathered at Bacolod City's Government Center to join the nationwide Unity Ride against the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, which they say discriminates against motorcyclists. Martian Muyco, ABS-CBN News

Motorcycle riders from all over the Bicol ride through Daraga, Albay in solidarity with the Unity Ride against RA 11235. Karren Canon, ABS-CBN News

Around 3,000 riders from Central Luzon gathered in San Fernando, Pampanga to protest the "doble plaka" law. Trisha Mostoles, ABS-CBN News

Thousands of motorcyclists arrive at the Senate building in Pasay City to protest the "doble plaka" law. Jekki Pascual, ABS-CBN News