Filipino political activists don’t get such a kick out of president Rodrigo Duterte’s coarse language as some Assad supporters do because of his vigilante death squads against poor drug addicts.
These activists understand that poverty & drug addiction should not be addressed by unleashing death squads to shoot them all down in the streets. They understand that those murdered were human beings & had human rights. They understand the political character of Duterte & that if his vigilante program against drug addicts is not opposed & defeated, that he will eventually turn them on political activists who oppose his monstrous regime.
Our fullest solidarity & immense respect for these university students in Manila protesting Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs” campaign.
(Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP)