Oct 4, 2009

Skull mask protesters in Manila

Protesters wearing skull masks join hundreds of others in a rally at Mendiola Bridge near the Presidential Palace in Manila last week to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by then-dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

The protesters likened the martial law era to the present government as they accused President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's government of employing human rights violations, economic plunder, abductions and killings of activists.

The signs read: "Marcos and Gloria are Corrupt!"