[In the news] Post-address protest turns ugly – UCANews

Post-address protest turns ugly
Church people among at least 95 injured in clashes after Aquino gives State of Nation speech
By Mico Cortez
July 24, 2012

More than 100 people, including a Catholic priest, were injured when police and protesters clashed in Manila yesterday after President Benigno Aquino delivered his State of the Nation Address.

Around 5,000 people, including priests, seminarians, and Protestant pastors, took part in the demonstration to protest against Aquino’s alleged failure to help the poor.

Violence flared when the protesters were barred from marching on the Batasang Pambansa, the headquarters of the House of Representatives.

Activists claimed that at least 95 protesters were hurt, eight of them, including a priest, were rushed to a hospital with head injuries.

At least five policemen and four journalists were also hurt.

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