• Short Summary

    An estimated 10,000 demonstrators protested in the business district of Manila on September 16, calling for the resignation of President Ferdinand Marcos.

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    SEPTEMBER 15: MANILA:


    1.
    GVs & PAN Hundreds of protestors, carrying banners march against biased press
    0.26

    2.
    SV Demonstrator holds papier mache bust of President Ferdinand Marcos
    0.27

    3.
    LV Scores of demonstrators outside city post office building
    0.32

    4.
    SVs Busts of Marcos and President Reagan, and banners calling for release of political prisoners (6 shots)
    0.59


    SEPTEMBER 16: MANILA:


    5.
    GVs & SVs Demonstrators with banners proclaiming unfairness of media (2 shots)
    1.19

    6.
    GVs Crowds gather with banners calling for end to press persecution of assassinated former Senator Benigno Aquino (5 shots)
    1.34

    7.
    GV Demonstrators march on national press club
    1.39

    8.
    GV Press club building
    1.42

    9.
    SVs Signs calling for public boycott of press (5 shots)
    2.01




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    Background: An estimated 10,000 demonstrators protested in the business district of Manila on September 16, calling for the resignation of President Ferdinand Marcos. Chanting "Marcos resign", office workers halted traffic outside the offices of banks, travel agencies and airlines in the business district of Makati. Relatives of assassinated opposition leader Benigno Aquino -- shot dead at the city's airport on August 21 -- joined leaders of UNIDO, a 12-party coalition (United Nationalist Democratic Organisation). To loud applause, UNIDO leader Salvador Laurel told the crowd that nothing was impossible for the opposition. The demonstration was the first time a political rally had been held in the area since martial law was lifted three years ago. On September 15 demonstrators issued pamphlets calling on workers to leave their offices and factories to show their appreciation of Aquino. Others urged people to boycott firms owned by Marcos and his "cronies" -- a reference to President Reagan of the United States. In other parts of the city, crowds marched to newspaper offices and the national press club to protest about what they said was official suppression and censorship of the press. Some groups of students carried black coffins to symbolise what they termed the death of free expression. Several banners called on readers to boycott major pro-government newspapers, such as the "Daily Express" and "The Times" of the Philippines.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA98UVIYOF6C1DWHODPQP0136S6
    Media URN:
    VLVA98UVIYOF6C1DWHODPQP0136S6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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