Ang Bayan
April 21, 2019

Justice for Negros 14!

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Various organizations condemned the massacre of 14 peasants in Negros last March 30 by state forces. They held programs and protests within and outside the country to demand justice.

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Ma­la­ya Move­ment and Inter­na­tio­nal Coa­li­ti­on for Hu­man Rights in the Phi­lip­pi­nes (ICHRP) spearheaded the International Day of Protest last April 10. Hundreds of peasants, human rights defenders and their supporters marched from Morayta to Mendiola in Manila to hold the Duterte regime responsible for the widespread peasant killings.

The ICHRP launched similar protests in 18 centers in the US, Canada, Australia, Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Hongkong, Senegal and Sri Lanka.

Prior to this, peasants and Bayan members protested in front of Camp Crame, Quezon City, while youth and students protested in UP Di­li­man, Ge­ne­ral San­tos at Ma­ni­la City on April 2. The following day, protests were also held in Davao, Iloi­lo and Ce­bu City.

The alliance “Stop the Attacks! Defend Life and Rights!” was founded in Cebu City on April 10. Among its speakers was the Most Rev. Ge­rar­do Almi­naza, D.D., a bishop in San Car­los City in Neg­ros Occi­den­tal.

Meanwhile, a concert of unity and struggle billed “Fight Sauron” was organized by the Sa­ma-sa­mang Artis­ta pa­ra sa Ki­lu­sang Agrar­yo (SAKA) and Concer­ned Artists of the Phi­lip­pi­nes in Ka­mu­ning, Quezon City last April 12.

AB (2019-04-21): Justice for Negros 14!