Amid the fifth and final leg of Donald Trump’s tour of Asia police in full riot gear have reportedly clashed with protestors that demanded the president of the United States be banned from the country.
Outside of the U.S. embassy in the Philippines capitol of Manila the local police have wielded batons and blasted huge crowds of protesters demonstrating outside with water cannons.
One protestor, an 18-year-old student, said of the the president:
‘Trump is the GEO of the imperialist U.S. Government.’
Another protestor said:
‘We know he is here to push for unfair treaties between the Philippines and the U.S.’
Here are several still images captured during the protest via Getty Images:
In his first trip to the country in an official capacity, Donald Trump met Sunday with Rodrigo Duterte. The trip was part of a scheduled visit to five Asian nations.
You can see footage of the protest in the Twitter video below:
— KMK_Phils (@KMK_National) November 10, 2017
Another Twitter video suggests the obvious, and that is that, with the exception of admitted murderer and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, most citizens of the country were not happy about Trump’s trip to the Philippines:
Hundreds protest Trump’s visit to the Philippines this weekend as part of his Asia tour: pic.twitter.com/spUOLbOOvy
— Splinter (@splinter_news) November 12, 2017
Duterte has confessed to being a Hitler loving murderer, among other things, and while he’s supposedly waging a war on drugs in his country, he is still in trouble due to human rights abuse allegations. The way Duterte wages a drug war is by killing all drug addicts, drug dealers, and anyone else that happens to be in the way, in case you were wondering.
Duterte, ahead of Trump’s visit to the country, said that he planned to tell Donald Trump to “lay off” the issue of human rights, should the president bring the up the topic. According to a report from NBC News, Duterte, who sees killing drug addicts as “nurturing,” told reporters:
‘You want to ask question, I’ll give you an answer. Lay off. That is not your business. That is my business. I take care of my country and will nurture my country to health.’
In the past Donald Trump, likely having no idea what he was talking about, praised the Philippine president for his strong stand against drugs and even commented that he felt Duterte was doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem.”
Featured Image via Getty Images