Pro­test­ers dis­rupt Duterte’s In­de­pen­dence Day speech in Cavite

Cebu Daily News - - ISLANDS - /INQUIRER.NET

KAWIT, Cavite – Pro­test­ers briefly dis­rupted the In­de­pen­dence Day pro­gram here as Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte was about to start his speech.

Ten mem­bers of the mil­i­tant group Bayan South­ern Ta­ga­log shouted “Hunyo a-dose, Huwad na kalayaan, Duterte, tray­dor Duterte, patal­sikin.”

Po­lice im­me­di­ately nabbed the pro­test­ers.

The Pres­i­dent told the po­lice “to just deal with them peace­fully and with max­i­mum tol­er­ance.”

“Hayaan mo lang. It’s free­dom of speech. You can have it. I will un­der­stand,” he said.

Duterte, who was about to start his speech, said what the pro­test­ers did was part of “free­dom of speech.”

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