Manila, Philip­pines

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Po­lice mas­sacre: Filipino po­lice killed 32 peo­ple in drug raids near the cap­i­tal, Manila, in what is thought to have been the blood­i­est sin­gle night of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Thou­sands have been killed since 2016, when Duterte vowed to cleanse the coun­try of drug traf­fick­ers and users, and urg­ing or­di­nary civil­ians: “If you know of any ad­dicts, go ahead and kill them your­self.” Po­lice said the peo­ple killed in this week’s raids were sus­pected “drug per­son­al­i­ties” who had re­sisted ar­rest.

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