The Philippines on June 12 celebrated the 84th anniversary of the end of Spanish colonial rule.
GV President and Mrs.Marcos among delegates at Luneta Park
GV Philippines flag being raised (2 shots))
SV President and Mrs. Marcos salute flag (2 shots)
GV Troops marching past carrying flags
GVs Anti-American demonstrators (2 shots)
GV Policeman approaches demonstrators
SV & GV Demonstrators (2 shots)
GV Riot police standing by
SV Demonstrators handing leaflets to passing motorists
SV Students with raised fist salute (2 shots)
SV Riot police
SV Police dispersing crowd
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Background: The Philippines on June 12 celebrated the 84th anniversary of the end of Spanish colonial rule. A special ceremony was held at Manila's Luneta Park stadium. President Ferdinand Marcos and Mrs. Imelda Marcos watched the ceremony, which included a march-past by standard-bearing troops. It was a solemn ceremony, but elsewhere it was a different story. Large numbers of protestors gathered at the United States embassy and chanted anti-Marcos and anti-American slogans. They gave clenched-fist salutes, sang patriotic songs, and distributed leaflets to passing motorists. Nearby, squads of riot police kept a close watch on proceedings. They tolerated the protest for a while, but eventually forced the demonstrators to move to a nearby street.