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    MANILA, PHILIPPINES

    Thousands of people marched through Manila on November 27 to mark the 52nd anniversary of the birth of Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino.

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    1. GVs & SVs Marchers including Butz Aquino, brother of Benign (2 shots) 0.27
    2. GV Float with picture of assassinated opposition leader Aquino 0.34
    3. GV Marchers passing United States Embassy in Manila 0.41
    4. GV Rally in Luneta Park 0.47
    5. SV PULL BACK TO GV Aquino's widow, Corazon, sitting down on podium 0.56
    6. GV PAN Aquino supporters singing "Happy Birthday" 1.17
    7. SV PULL BACK TO GV Butz addressing rally, people cheering 1.33
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    Background: MANILA, PHILIPPINES

    Thousands of people marched through Manila on November 27 to mark the 52nd anniversary of the birth of Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino. Truckloads of police looked on as the marchers, many wearing yellow, the colour associated with Aquino, walked to their rallying point at Luneta Park. The rally had all the trappings of a birthday party: balloons, streamers, flags and banners. Popular film and television personalities sang songs dedicated to the former Senator who was murdered on his return to the Philippines last year. Aquino's widow, Corazon and other members of the family joined in the singing of "Happy Birthday" and the assassinated leader's brother Butz addressed the cheering crowd. Government prosecutors are still considering an official inquiry commission report into Aquino's murder. His family holds the government responsible for the killing, which happened moments after Aquino returned from voluntary exile in the United States in the hope of uniting the opposition to President Ferdinand Marcos' rule.

    Source: REUTERS - MANUEL SILVA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD5CURCOLYOHVXBQLTKI56PMT7
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5CURCOLYOHVXBQLTKI56PMT7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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