Expulsion : affrontement à Manille – 29 novembre 2011

Residents and Police Clash in Manila Slum


Nov 29 2011

Police in northern Manila fire shots to disperse shanty town residents and activists protesting against the planned demolition of a row of homes.

Youths respond by hurling missiles at police.

One man was arrested, allegedly in possession of a home-made gun.

A police chief blamed the clashes on left-wing activists, saying peaceful negotiations were underway with the residents.

But one slum dweller said the police were trying to tear down their barricade.

[Antonio Marinas, Activist and Shanty Resident]:

« Our barricade was being destroyed, we were trying to prevent it. As we were stopping them from destroying it, someone approached and threw something at me. »    Read more...

~ par Alain Bertho sur 30 novembre 2011.

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