Activists plan to hold a protest in Manila on Monday, September 21, to condemn the perceived failures of President Rodrigo Duterte, including in his government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and alleged human rights violations. Activists have scheduled a protest near the University of the Philippines, Diliman, in Metro Manila on the Monday afternoon. Demonstrators intend to gather outside the Commission on Human Rights office at 14:00 (local time) and then march to Quezon Hall, where a rally is scheduled at 16:00.
Further spontaneous associated demonstrations are also possible across the city on Monday.
A heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transport are to be expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations. Security forces are likely to be monitoring the events for breaches of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions.
Those in Manila are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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