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Militants, cops clash near US Embassy after Obama departure


Militants and police clashed near the US Embassy in Manila before noon Tuesday, even after US President Barack Obama ended his two-day state visit to the Philippines.
 
The protesters tried to get to the embassy but police, backed by fire trucks, blocked them at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and T.M. Kalaw Street, radio dzBB's Allan Gatus reported.
 
Despite being drenched, some of the militants continued to engage anti-riot police in a shoving match, the report said.
 
Many of the militants also chanted, "US Imperialist, Number One Terrorist" while clashing with the police.
 

Earlier, the militants started their march from Liwasang Bonifacio and passed through the Lagusnilad area.
 
Photos posted on Twitter by GMA News' Ian Cruz showed the militants carrying placards with the message "Obama Not Welcome." 
 
On Monday, militant groups marched to Mendiola Bridge near Malacañan Palace, bringing with them effigies of Obama and President Benigno Aquino III.
 
During their Monday protest, the militants burned the effigies but dispersed peacefully. — Joel Locsin/RSJ, GMA News
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