Authorities arrested a female who is part of a young activist group for throwing paint at the US Embassy in Manila, early Thursday morning.
The rallying members of the Anakbayan and the League of Filipino Students wore exercise outfit to blend and joined the joggers at the Baywalk to get near the US Embassy.
They threw plastics containing red paint at the embassy’s gate, which also hit a police officer there. The activists also tried to vandalize the walls, prompting the police to push them away using their shields.
Activist who threw paint at US Embassy arrested
Authorities had a heated fight with the female rallyist who was later arrested and taken to the precinct.
The group’s 10-minute protest aimed to condemn the defense agreement between the Philippines and America, which allowed joint exercises between the two countries.
Last month, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered to begin the process of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement.
Foreign Affairs Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr. said that he had already appointed Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana to commence the process for VFA termination.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has also begun the study of the proper cancellation process.
Duterte warned the United States he would scrap the agreement on the deployment of troops and equipment for military exercises if the US would not reinstate Bato Dela Rosa’s visa.
“If you do not do the correction, one, I will terminate the bases, the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). I will finish that son of a bitch,” Duterte said in a wide-ranging speech before former Communist rebels. “I am giving the government and the American government one month from now.”