Marcos Critics Dragged Out for Staging Protest in Asia Society Museum in New York
Critics of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr were dragged out by security personnel at the Asia Society Museum in New York for staging a protest.
President Marcos was invited to deliver an address on the occasion of this week’s United Nations General Assembly. Marcos brings up a number of concerns, such as the Philippines’ bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.
Outside the Asia Society, a throng gathered with anti-Presidential signs in hand. While the President was giving a lecture at the Asia Society headquarters in New York City, a group of anti-Marcos protestors organized a lightning protest there.
Based on the video of Inquirer, the protesters took seats inside the auditorium where Marcos was scheduled to speak. The demonstrators would not vacate the area, so security personnel had to dredge them away.
Activists marched through Manila just two days ago, on September 21, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines, when Ferdinand E. Marcos, the present president, seized totalitarian control. Never forget was the rallying cry as protesters brandished signs criticizing the terrible murders, human rights abuses, and corruption that characterized his 14-year administration.
According to individuals present at the incident and cited in the Hyperallergic post, three protesters who were demonstrating outside the Asia Society offices in Manhattan’s Upper East Side were detained today, September 23. The protesters come to voice their disgust at the situation outside the building.
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