[PHOTOS & VIDEO] Philippines: Anti-Obama Protesters Firehosed –”Obama Not Welcome” UPDATE: Anti-Obama Protests In Japan: ‘Obama Satan’ [Image]
(NBC)–Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines.
Some of the protesters carried paper U.S. flags with the message: “Obama not welcome.”[...]
Video: Philippines: Protesters flushed off the streets ahead of Obama visit
— RealClearPolitics (@RCP_Articles) April 22, 2014
Caption from above link provides much needed context:
Health workers display placards during a rally outside the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to protest next week’s four-country visit of President Barack Obama that includes the Philippines. The U.S. and Philippine governments are rushing to finalize, for possible signing, the so-called Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) which will allow larger US military presence in the country. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) Credit: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez Date: Apr 22, 2014
UPDATE: Japan: Obama sparks protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Tokyo trip.
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) April 23, 2014
Blazing Cat Fur links…thanks!