Rains dampen Independence Day rally near US Embassy
MANILA, Philippines — Rains dampened the Independence Day protest rally held near the United States (US) Embassy with police taking cover under riot shields and militant groups under their umbrellas.
Rains began to pour around 12 noon while militant groups were holding their program along T.M. Kalaw Avenue.
They planned to hold their rally in front of the US Embassy but were blocked by police in front of the National Library of the Philippines.
Protest organizers stood their ground against the rains by telling the rallyists to not break ranks.
The downpour lasted 15 minutes.
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