THE DAY IN PHOTOS: June 4, 2020


Posted at Jun 05 2020 12:43 AM | Updated as of Jun 05 2020 08:31 AM

Here are the big stories today in photos.

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Boston protesters hold die-in

Hundreds of demonstrators lie face down depicting George Floyd during his detention by police during a protest against police brutality, on Boston Common in Massachusetts, Wednesday. Demonstrators took to the streets around the United States again Wednesday to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Steven Senne, AP

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Remembering Tiananmen crackdown

Pan-democratic legislator Andrew Wan reacts next to a flower and placards reading "Always remember the 4th of June, the hearts of the people will never die" after he observed one minute of silence for the 31st anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown before a Legislative Council meeting to debate national anthem bill in Hong Kong, Thursday. The pro-democractic legislators walked out of the hall as Hong Kong continued debating a contentious law that makes it illegal to insult or abuse the Chinese national anthem. Vincent Yu, AP

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Taking chances to fly home

Stranded passengers wait outside Ninoy International Airport Terminal 2 in Pasay City on Thursday. Around 100 passengers spent the night at NAIA for a chance to travel back to their respective provinces, after their overseas flights last March were cancelled due to the imposition of travel ban caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ABS-CBN News

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The future of schooling: Social distancing for students in Japan

Elementary school students observe social distancing to reduce the risk of infections with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as the school gradually reopened after the government announced the lifting of the state of emergency in Tokyo area, at Katsushika Elementary School in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo June 1, 2020 Kyodo via Reuters Kyodo via Reuters

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Doers of good deeds

Carlos Samonte, 87, converses with Fe Carandang, owner of the Carandang Bike Shop in Pasay City on Thursday. Carandang’s good deed went viral after she donated a bike worth Php 4,500 to Samonte who visited her shop every day to check the availability of a bicycle for Php 2,000. ABS-CBN News

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Brisk sale for plastic sheets

A man secures yards of plastic sheets bought from a shop in Divisoria in Manila on Thursday. Demand for plastic sheets has risen during the past weeks as shop owners install barriers as a safety precaution against COVID-19. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

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A reflection of the times

Protesters are seen reflected on the glasses of a law enforcer during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American George Floyd, near the White House in Washington on Wednesday. All four former officers involved in Floyd’s death are now facing charges with Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, now facing second-degree murder. The other officers are being charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Tom Brenner, Reuters

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Groups protest against anti-terror bill

Various groups picket against the Anti-Terror Bill in UP Diliman, Quezon City on Thursday amid the imposition of general community quarantine in the entire Metro Manila that prohibits mass gatherings to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. President Rodrigo Duterte will run a “final review” on the bill after it was passed on third and final reading in the House of Representatives. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

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PISTON 6 still behind bars

Reuben Baylon (from left), Wilson Ramilla, Elmer Cordero, Severino Ramos, Ramon Paloma, and Arsenio Ymas Jr. stand behind bars inside the custodial facility unit extension of the New Caloocan City Hall on Thursday where they will stay until they are able to post bail of P3,000 each. The six jeepney drivers, all members of transport group PISTON, were arrested on June 2 after holding a protest calling for the resumption of jeepney operations in the metro. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

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Inspecting COVID-19 protocols

A worker disinfects a railing, as San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora inspects the recently reopened tiangge area at Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan on Thursday. The mall complex, site of one of the country’s earliest recorded cases of local COVID-19 transmission, has reopened after being closed for almost three months because of a Metro Manila-wide quarantine. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

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Stranded NAIA passengers wait for flights back home

Stranded passengers previously slated to work abroad stay outside the departure area of NAIA Terminal 2 in Pasay City as they wait for flights heading back to Mindanao on Friday amid the general community quarantine. Many of the individuals were flown to Manila for free by recruitment agencies but were supposedly abandoned after the lockdown. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said it would go after the agencies. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

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Hong Kong commemorates 31st anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark the 31st anniversary of the crackdown of pro-democracy protests at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, after police rejected a mass annual vigil on public health grounds. The vigil comes amid increasing tensions after Beijing gave the green light last week to move ahead with a controversial national security law that would broaden its power over the financial hub. Tyrone Siu, Reuters