Photos: Police Turn Fire Hose on Anti-Obama Filipino Demonstrators Protesting President’s Visit
“Obama not welcome.”
Those were some of the words emblazoned on signs carried by Filipino protesters demonstrating against a visit to the Philippines by President Barack Obama this week, as well as a looming security pact that would increase U.S. military presence in the island country.
On Wednesday, police clashed with the protesters, using truncheons, shields and even a fire hose to halt individuals trying to force their way toward the U.S. Embassy, NBC News reported.
In one instance, a police officer was punched in the face by a demonstrator, according to CBS News. No arrests, however, were reportedly made.
Obama landed in Japan Wednesday and is scheduled to visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next several days.
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