2 Activists Spraying Anti-Duterte Words in Albay Gunned Down by Cops

Policemen gunned down two (2) activists members of the human rights group after they were caught allegedly spraying anti-Duterte words in Albay.

Two members of human rights organizations were killed in the shootout in Guinobatan, Albay, according to the report. According to Major Joel Jarabejo, Guinobatan police chief, the dead have been identified as Marlon Napire, 40, and Jaymar Palero.

Activists Gunned Down
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Around 1 a.m., Jarabejo said, the two were stopped from spray-painting the message “DUTERTE IBAGSAK” on a concrete railing near the Banao bridge in Barangay Lower Binogsacan. They also fired two shots at the arresting officers, striking the patrol car.

When the police retaliated because the suspects did not finish their message on the bridge, they were killed. A.45 caliber gun, a.38 revolver, three rounds of.45 caliber ammunition, three rounds of.38 caliber revolver ammunition, nine rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, and unregistered motorcycles were discovered at the crime scene.

The Defend Bicol Stop The Attacks Network, an alliance of Bicol human rights organizations, issued a statement condemning the killing and calling it an attack on human rights. Palero was identified as a member of Magsasaka sa Albay, while Napire was identified as an Albay People’s Organization member.

“Dissent may take on many forms, but to kill innocent unarmed civilians in the dead of the night for painting the people’s call is purely fascist and brutal,” it said in a Facebook post.

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