THE DAY IN PHOTOS: May 27, 2020


Posted at May 28 2020 02:53 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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‘Stop killing black people’

Protesters gather at the scene where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck who later died in a hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Tuesday. Four Minneapolis officers were fired over the death of Floyd who was seen lying face down in the street, gasping for air, while a white policeman knelt on his neck for several minutes. Eric Miller, Reuters

National security law triggers protest in HK

Hong Kong riot police try to clear away people gathered in the Central district of downtown Hong Kong on Wednesday, as the city's legislature debates over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem. A few hundred protesters chanted slogans during a lunchtime rally in the city's Central district but dispersed when officers fired multiple rounds of irritant-filled pellets, AFP reporters on the scene said. Anthony Wallace, AFP

Waiting for bear hugs

Repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) queue for check-in at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport - Terminal 2 on Wednesday. Thousands of repatriated workers are scheduled to take their flights to their respective provinces after undergoing mandatory quarantine in Manila. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Trike drivers adjust to new normal

A tricycle driver fixes the plastic barrier that he installed in his vehicle to comply with safety measures in Quezon City on Wednesday, as trikes were allowed on the roads again following a two-month COVID-19 lockdown. Since their return, drivers say the most they earn is roughly P400 a day, less than half of the P1,000 they used to earn before the pandemic. This even as passengers pay a higher fare as all rides are classified as a “special trip” due to social distancing protocols. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Keeping it clean in a mall

Members of a sanitation team clean the handrails of an escalator at a shopping mall in Quezon City on Wednesday in line with protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Metro Manila is poised to shift to a general community lockdown soon which will allow the opening of more businesses after being put on an 11-week lockdown. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The future of dining?

A couple have lunch under plexiglass protection designed by Christophe Gernigon at a Paris restaurant on Wednesday, as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. From plexiglass shields to plastic covers between diners, restaurants around the world are experimenting with several ways of keeping the coronavirus at bay as they try to lure back customers. Alain Jocard, AFP

Preparing the flag

A flag maker in Santa Cruz, Manila prepares a Philippine flag for delivery to a customer on Wednesday, a day before the country begins celebrating National Flag Days. The occasion, observed between May 28 and June 12, enjoins government agencies and offices, businesses, schools, and private homes in displaying the national colors. The Philippine flag was first unfurled after the Battle of Alapan on May 28, 1898 where Filipino revolutionaries defeated Spanish troops. ABS-CBN News