27 May 2020,   15:53
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warns against violating coronavirus lockdown

President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Philippine police and military to shoot dead anyone “who creates trouble” during a month-long lockdown of the island of Luzon - the largest and most populous island in the Philippines - enforced to halt the spread of the coronavirus.


“My orders are to the police and military … that if there is trouble or the situation arises that people fight and your lives are on the line, shoot them dead”, - he said in a late-night televised national address.


Duterte’s warning came after police arrested 21 residents of a slum in Manila’s Quezon City for staging an “unauthorised protest” demanding government food aid.

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