Filipino Human Rights Activists Call to ‘Stop the Killings’ in Drug War in Homeland

Jun. 7, 2018 / By

Since taking office in late 2016, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has claimed over 12,000 lives, according to the Human Rights Watch. However, activists suspect the number is greatly underestimated.

Duterte says he plans to continue his war until the end of his term in 2022.

The Malaya Movement and the U.S. International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines organized a speaking tour to educate and rally support to stop the human rights violations in the Philippines.

The “Stop the Killings” Speaking Tour ended its run in Los Angeles on May 11, 2018 with activists from Long Beach, Los Angeles, and abroad. The tour had included speakers, performances, and live music.

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