Pro- and anti-government protests are expected to take place nationwide on Friday, November 30, coinciding with the anniversary of the birth of Filipino revolutionary leader Andrés Bonifacio. In the capital Manila, protesters can be expected to gather at Liwasang Bonifacio square. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near all demonstration sites.
Rallies are protests are traditionally held on November 30. Precedents indicate the potential for clashes between protesters of rival parties and/or with the security forces. In 2017, several thousand people gathered in Manila, where localized clashes broke out.
Individuals in the Philippines are advised to avoid all protests and gatherings as a precaution, monitor the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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