Skip to comments.Duterte tells Philippine police to shoot dead lockdown troublemakers
Posted on 04/02/2020 11:22:19 AM PDT by Red Badger
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing "trouble" in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
About half the country's roughly 110 million people are currently under quarantine -- including millions in deep poverty, left jobless by tough restrictions on movement.
Hours before Duterte gave the order in a speech late Wednesday, nearly two dozen people from a slum community in the capital Manila were arrested for holding a protest that accused the government of failing to provide food aid to the poor.
"My orders are to the police and military, also village officials, that if there is trouble or the situation arises that people fight and your lives are on the line, shoot them dead," Duterte said.
"Instead of causing trouble, I'll send you to the grave," he said, adding that the outbreak is getting worse more than two weeks into the lockdown.
The Philippines has so far detected 2,311 cases and reported 96 deaths, but the country has only begun ramping up testing and so the number of confirmed infections is expected to keep rising.
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ROFL Wow isn’t that a little steep?
Homeless, illegals and muslims not exempt...I assume?
The only problem is they’d be leaking CV all over the sidewalk. Other than that, sounds reasonable.
Look, he’s dead, shoot ‘em!!
What about the live lockdown troublemakers?
rape murder theft etc prison, Being out and about during a flu? Death by firing squad
Hate to think what they do to people who spit on the sidewalk
They won’t be for long..........................live, that is................
Well, it cancels any recidivism....................
How is that different than anywhere else in the world?
Philippine officers are supposed to not protect themselves, because idiots in other countries don't like their ELECTED President?
he’s tied into Imelda and her dead husband Her son Bong Bong will be next president because the president is prosecuting the VP so Marcos can take over.
The president made a statement if Bong had been elected VP he would have already stepped down and let him have it.
Well, he says shoot them dead.
I suppose in safer times you just shoot them in the leg or something.........................
Why would they shoot dead people? :)
Double tap......Just to be sure..................
Second time I've seen this fake news today.
Duterte never wanted the Presidency ... fought it for months, but finally buckled under immense public pressure.
His platform was simple;
Anti-criminality and drugs.
After election (a bout a year before Trump) he cleaned up the cops, the politicians, the military and anyone else who was corrupt.
He didn't get rid of drugs, but they are GREATLY reduced because he did/does have death squads (We are a small nation and cannot afford to lose ANY mama's or papa's or young people to drugs ... I will kill the drug dealer to stop him from killing my people)
Remember .... Filipino's LOVE him.
He worships communist China. That is a fact.
He’s an anti American pro China communist.
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