PHOTOS: Filipino Protesters Hold March Against U.S. Independence Day

AP

In the Philippines, the Fourth of July is celebrated as U.S.-Philippines
Friendship Day. But protesters who resent America’s ongoing military presence
in the Philippine archipelago used the holiday to highlight what they see as a lopsided relationship between the two countries.

In the photos below, taken on Friday, July 3, demonstrators from the women’s
group Gabriela marched to the U.S. Embassy in Manila.


Protesters shout slogans during a rally near the U.S. Embassy in Manila. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)


(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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