THE DAY IN PHOTOS: August 30, 2019


Posted at Aug 30 2019 11:43 PM

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West Papuans protest against discrimination

Security forces watch as a building burns after hundreds of demonstrators marched near Papua's biggest city Jayapura on Thursday evening, where they set fire to a regional assembly building and hurled rocks at shops and hotels. Indonesia's Papua was plunged into chaos again as angry protesters torched a government building and damaged businesses, according to an AFP reporter, after nearly two weeks of riots across the island. Indra Thamrin Hatta, AFP

EDSA oil spill causes heavy traffic

Metro Manila Development Authority personnel spread sawdust over an oil spill along EDSA northbound lane near SM North EDSA in Quezon City, Friday. Heavy traffic was experienced as several lanes were closed to traffic while members of the Bureau of Fire Protection cleaned the area. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

San Juan commemorates Araw ng Pinaglabanan

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat joins San Juan City officials led by Mayor Francis Zamora during the commemoration of the 123rd anniversary of the Battle of Pinaglabanan on Friday. Battle of Pinaglabanan was the first battle between the Katipuneros, led by Andres Bonifacio, and Spanish colonizers in 1896. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Everybody is dengue fighting

A municipal employee operates a fogging machine to kill mosquito larvae during counter-dengue measures in Antipolo, Rizal on Friday. After a Dengvaxia scare caused many Filipinos to shy away from vaccination, the country was hit with measles and dengue outbreaks that have so far killed nearly a thousand people this year. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Prominent HK activists arrested

Leading pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow are escorted by police in a van at a district in Hong Kong on Friday, a day before a planned protest in the city that was banned by police. The ongoing protests against the city's Beijing-backed government, which initially started as a call against a proposed extradition bill, have evolved into a wider call for greater democracy. Tyrone Siu, Reuters

Underneath the lanterns

A couple walks through a tunnel decorated with Chinese lanterns at a mall in Binondo, Manila Friday. Chinese-Filipino owned establishments dot the capital city where Binondo, established in 1594 and which many consider as one of the oldest Chinatowns in the world, is located. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News