By DEE AYROSO
“Hindi natin kayang maghintay at hindi natin kailangang maghintay. Kailangan natin na lumahok sa malawakang laban para patalsikin ang isang pabaya, pahirap at pasistang diktador na si Duterte at hindi kami takot mula sa Bahaghari na sabihin na kailangan na nating palitan ang sistema na mapang-api, ang sistema na nagpapahirap lamang sa sambayanang Pilipino.”
At around 8:00 pm, the Pride20 have been released from Manila Police District (MPD) after being detained for four days.
“The authorities cannot violently disperse it and forcefully arrest the protesters, when the said protest action is held peacefully and, now with proper observance of health protocols under the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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“There is no other way to describe this violent dispersal as a blatant attack on the LGBTQ+ community and its long history of militant resistance against State repression, especially amid the looming passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill.” BY AARON MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA– LGBTQIA+ activists and their allies came to celebrate on Thursday, June 26 the…