A group of overseas Filipino workers gathered in front of the Philippine Embassy in London, expressing their opposition against the controversial Anti-Terror Law and calling for the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The protest action was held on Sunday, July 26, a day before the president give his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa. It was led by Anakbayan Europe.
In a series of photos shared by Facebook community page Altermidya-People’s Alternative Media Network, it wrote that the group of Filipinos opposed the Anti-Terror Law, which they said meant to prosecute government’s critics in the Philippines.
They also condemned the government’s poor response to the Covid-19 situation in the Philippines. As of this writing, the country has more than 80,000 Covid-19 cases.
According to the post, other progressive groups such as Gabriela UK and Migrante, as well as labor group United the Union UK and other London-based organizations, have also joined the protest.