Masked protesters stage ‘Anti-Corruption March’ in Manila

November 5 2015 11:35 AM

Masked protesters staged an “Anti-Corruption March” around Manila on Thursday, November 5 but were stopped by police as they tried to cross the Mendiola Peace Arch near Malacanang.

Alleged members of Anonymous Philippines carried placards, some of which read: “Juan, oras na para imulat mo ang iyong mga mata” and “Gov’t should be afraid of their people”.

(Juan it’s time to open your eyes).

The protesters gathered near Manila City Hall earlier on Thursday.

Teddy Taylo, traffic enforcer of the Manila Traffic Bureau, told NewsCentral.PH, however, that he was not aware of any rally in the area.

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Police estimated that there were close to 100 rallyists.

On Tuesday, November 3, the group hacked into the Twitter account of “AlDub” star Maine Mendoza to announce the protest, dubbed “Million Mask March” from Liwasang Bonifacio to Mendiola.

Mendoza has 2.4 million followers.

Before hacking into Mendoza’s Twitter account, Anonymous Philippines defaced some government websites.

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