Several civil society groups have called for a demonstration and a mass in Manila on Tuesday, August 20, to protest the killing of innocent by-standers in military operations. Participants plan to gather on Mendiola street, although organizers did not immediately announce a time. Organizers have also called for a mass in Santa Cruz Church at 14:00 (local time) in remembrance of the victims. Other protests are expected in Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Sorsogon, and Masbate.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are likely around the demonstration sites.
Individuals in the Philippines are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations, and anticipate transportation and business disruptions.
Copyright and Disclaimer