Threat of arrests vs ‘mañanita’ protesters a mockery of “Independence Day”

All systems go for today’s “Grand Mañanita” Independence Day protests against the Anti-Terrorism Bill, human rights watchdog Karapatan asserted, despite threats of arrests and dispersals from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) — which the group slammed as “a blatant affront to our rights and civil liberties, if not an outright hypocritical mockery of Independence Day itself.”

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