Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would not punish police if protesters were killed.
The President of the Philippines allowed firing on demonstrators threatening in quarantine. He announced this on the air of the TV channel
The reason for this was the mass protests against food shortages, which took place in Quezon City on April 1, despite the restrictive measures introduced.
According to Duterte, he will not punish the police, military and regional authorities for killing citizens in the event of disobedience or resistance.
National Police Chief Archie Gamboa reported ABS-CBN Newsthat his subordinates will not open fire on protesters.
In September 2019, Duterte declared that citizens could shoot at corrupt officials, but this must be done in such a way as not to kill them. He noted that citizens who shot at someone who demands a bribe will be given only a suspended sentence.
The authorities of the Philippines from the middle of March imposed quarantine for a month on the island of Luzon. In the Philippines, 2,633 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported. 107 people became victims of Covid-19, 51 – were cured.