In the Philippines, anti-government protests continued on October 21, as 2,000 people defied a ban on public assemblies to march through Manila calling on President Marcos to resign.
MANILA (OCTOBER 21)
GV Demonstrators carrying placards and chanting.
SV police with riot shields forming barrier.
SV Marchers with banners saying "United for National Freedom and Democracy".
ANTIPOLO (OCTOBER 22)
GV Demonstrators arriving in front of Church of Miraculous Virgin of Antipolo carrying banners saying "Marcos resign", "We cry for Justice".
Mrs Aquino addressing rally.
GV PAN Crowd cheering and clapping.
SV Demonstrators with banners.
PASIG (OCTOBER 22)
TV Butz Aquino (in black shirt) leading marchers through streets as spectators shower marchers with confetti. (5 SHOTS)
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Background: In the Philippines, anti-government protests continued on October 21, as 2,000 people defied a ban on public assemblies to march through Manila calling on President Marcos to resign. Truncheon-wielding police dispersed the crowds near the Central Post Office but office workers in the city's financial district threw confetti onto the streets as cars sounded their horns ina "noise barrage", a traditional form of anti-Marcos protest. As the protest continued, the government tried to defuse the situation by announcing that a new enquiry into the murder of Opposition leader Benigno Aquino would be conducted by private individuals only. Aquino's relatives and political allies had claimed that a previous commission lacked impartiality, and they reacted cautiously to the announcement. The widow of the killed senator addressed a large crowd of supporters in Antipolo, a suburb of Manila on October 22 her brother-in-law, Butz Aquino, led an anti-Marcos march in nearby Pasig. Both rallies ended with demands for President marcos to resign.