March 6, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Ten members of the militant Gabriela women’s group were injured in a violent dispersal of a throng of 75 women that attempted to go near the US Embassy in Manila before noon Friday. 

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GMANews.TV – 10 women vs VFA hurt in ‘violent’ dispersal in Manila – Nation – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News – BETA

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(Bullit Marquez / Associated Press)

Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2009

Philippine riot police push back protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Manila. The protesters, angered by the handling of a case in which a U.S. Marine was convicted of raping a Filipino woman, called for canceling the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States.