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WATCH: Police van runs over protesters at anti-US rally

/ 02:30 PM October 19, 2016

A police van in the Philippines rammed left-wing protesters and ran over some of them at an anti-US rally outside the US embassy in Manila on Wednesday.

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Protest leader Renato Reyes said at least three student activists were run over by the police van and taken to hospital.

Police were seen arresting several protesters, who earlier hurled red paint at a US government seal at the entry to the embassy, sparking a confrontation.

The hundreds of protesters were demanding an end to the presence of US troops in the country and backing the call for an independent foreign policy by President Rodrigo Duterte, who is on a state visit to China.

Originally posted at 02:08 pm | October 19, 2016

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