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Militant labor group lambasts Aquino gov’t for harassing activist-protesters By Pat C. Santos 12/09/2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Militant labor group lambasts Aquino gov’t for harassing activist-protesters

By Pat C. Santos 12/09/2011

The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) yesterday condemned the filing of trumped-up charges against five leaders and five participants in the Mendiola Campout protest action, saying the Aquino government is harassing activists holding peaceful protests against unabated hunger and poverty in the country.

The Manila Police District (MPD) yesterday filed before the Manila City Prosecutor’s Office charges against Vencer Crisostomo (Anakbayan chairman), Joel Maglunsod (vice chairman of Anakpawis Party-list and KMU), three other leaders and five participants in the Mendiola protest action.

“This is political harassment from a president who promised us change. President Aquino has not changed the dire economic situation in the country and he has not changed the government’s repressive approach to protesters,” said Elmer “Bong” Labog, KMU chairman..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20111209met1.html

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