‘Dump Trump’ protest erupts forward of Philippines summit


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A water cannon is sprayed to activists after an scuffle with policemen throughout an anti-US President Donald Trump close to the US embassy in Manila on November 12, 2017, earlier than the beginning of the 31st Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit

Riot police used water canon to stop a whole bunch of protesters reaching the U.S. embassy in Manila on Sunday, just some hours earlier than the arrival of President Donald Trump within the Philippines for a regional summit and the final leg of his Asia tour.

Carrying placards declaring “Dump Trump” and “Down with U.S. Imperialism”, the left-wing protesters have been blocked by police in riot gear with shields and batons, after which showered with jets of water from a hearth engine.

“Trump is the CEO of the imperialist authorities of the US, stated 18-year-old pupil Alexis Danday after the protesters have been scattered. “We all know he’s right here to push for unfair treaties between the Philippines and the U.S.”

Trump was anticipated to reach within the Philippines at round 5 p.m. (0900 GMT) for conferences with leaders of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and different East Asian nations, contemporary off an Asia-Pacific summit and bilateral go to in Vietnam.

In Hanoi earlier on Sunday, Trump stated he was ready to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea, the place 4 ASEAN international locations and Taiwan contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterway.

“If I may also help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know,” Trump stated at a
assembly with Vietnam’s president, Tran Dai Quang. “I am an excellent mediator and
arbitrator.”

In August, overseas ministers of Southeast Asia and China adopted a negotiating framework for a code of conduct within the South China Sea, a transfer they hailed as progress however one seen by critics as a tactic to purchase China time to consolidate its energy.



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