Hundreds of activists and protesters marched towards the US embassy in Manila to protest against US militarism. They were blocked by police with riot shields as they chanted and held signs reading ‘Dump Trump’ and ‘Down with US Imperialism’.
The protesters fear the US president wants more military bases in the Philippines and will drag their country into the North Korea conflict. The protests were mostly peaceful but violent scuffles broke out as police blocked demonstrators from getting to the embassy.
Trump will attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit on the last leg of his 12-day Asian trip