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    Hundreds of Filipinos took part in an unusual anti-government demonstration on October 2 by jogging through the streets of the capital Manila.

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    GVs Demonstrators jog along highway (2 shots)
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    SV Family wearing Ninoy T-shirts (Aquino's nickname) with his picture
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    CUs T-shirts including 'who killed my hero' (3 shots)
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    GV Joggers arriving at church
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    Background: Hundreds of Filipinos took part in an unusual anti-government demonstration on October 2 by jogging through the streets of the capital Manila. It was the latest in a series of protests against what they claim was government involvement in the assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino on August 21. The five kilometre (three mile) run was one way which the organisers could ignore the official ban on unauthorised street gathering. The event was called the "run for Aquino and resignation" (ROAR); the people taking part were risking official retribution not only for their support of Aquino but also by calling for the resignation of President Ferdinand Marcos. There was however no response from government forces, unlike previous demonstrations in which ten died and scores were injured. The loudest signs of protest during the run were the bright yellow T-shirts inscribed with various pro-Aquino slogans. Behind this latest form of demonstration against President Marcos were a group of young businessmen and professionals who form one section of a coalition of opposition groups called JAJA--Justice for Aquino, Justice for All. The run, which ended with a church service, was attended by only one opposition leader, Aquino's younger brother Agapito.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADXTYRK917PH56RBEZP3K7XR7O
    Media URN:
    VLVADXTYRK917PH56RBEZP3K7XR7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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