25 March 2009

Photo's of the day: 25 Mac 09 - Philippines woman activist & Police

Police use their shield as they disperse members of the women's rights group Gabriela who were calling for the junking of the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) near the U.S. Embassy Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Manila, Philippines. Gabriela said the VFA violates the Philippine constitution and allows convicted rapist US Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith to be detained inside the US embassy instead of a regular Philippine jail.- AP Photo

A woman activist pushes back the shield of a riot policeman during a scuffle outside the U.S. embassy in Manila March 25, 2009. The protesters denounced a treaty between the Philippines and the U.S. that allows troops to conduct military exercises in the country. At least 20 protesters were injured, according to a spokesperson for the women activist group.- AP Photo


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