Anti-riot police await the arrival of protesters close to the US Embassy in Manila. Picture by DZBB Super Radyo, by way of Twitter

Militant teams marked Filipino-American Friendship Day — July four — with a protest exterior the US Embassy in Manila.

Today’s protest, which additionally coincided with the USA’s Independence Day, was in opposition to American “interference” in Philippine affairs.

Tension mounted on the nook of Mabini Street and UN Avenue when protesters got here up against a phalanx of policemen.

According to Sam Nielsen of Super Radyo DZBB, the anti-riot police pursued a coverage of “maximum tolerance”. No accidents have been reported.

At a rally on UN Avenue, audio system denounced the participation of the US navy within the Marawi City disaster.

As we’ve got beforehand reported, US particular forces have been providing technical help within the ongoing combat against Islamic State-affiliated jihadists led by the native Maute terror group.

Today, it was introduced that the US had replenished the military’s inventory of munitions similar to rockets and bombs because the battle for Marawi continues to rage.

The protesters additionally criticised the interference of the US in Philippine affairs on the whole.

The crowd then moved off to the Supreme Court to await the High Court’s choice on the legality of the imposition of martial regulation in Mindanao.

Heavy site visitors has been reported alongside Kalaw Street as much as the Roxas Boulevard space because of the protest.

Source: philippineslifestyle