At site of 1986 revolt, Filipinos protest Marcos burial

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Posted: Nov 30, 2016 8:27 AM
At site of 1986 revolt, Filipinos protest Marcos burial

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of Filipino protesters have returned to the site of a 1986 revolt that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos, this time to condemn his burial at a heroes' cemetery.

Police said at least 3,000 people gathered Wednesday at a "people power" monument along the main EDSA highway in metropolitan Manila, chanting "Dig him up." Millions gathered there three decades ago in a largely peaceful uprising to oust Marcos.

Wednesday's protest is the latest in a growing political storm following the Nov. 18 burial, which was allowed by President Rodrigo Duterte and upheld by the Supreme Court amid protests by anti-Marcos groups.

Speakers at the rally included Maria Serena Diokno, who resigned Tuesday as head of the government's historical commission to protest the burial.