Philippine police used water cannons and batons on Trump protesters
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Philippine police reportedly blasted water cannons and used batons on protesters demonstrating outside of the U.S. Embassy in Manila shortly ahead of President Trump's arrival at the diplomatic compound.

Police in riot gear blocked the left-wing protesters, who were carrying signs that read "Dump Trump" and "Down with US Imperialism," ABC News and Reuters reported Sunday.

"Trump is the CEO of the imperialist US Government," Alexis Danday, an 18-year-old student, told ABC News after authorities made the crowd disperse.  


Trump met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday during his first official visit to the country, the last stop on his five-nation tour of Asia.

Duterte, who is waging a crackdown on drugs in the country, has come under fire for allegations of human rights abuses.

Duterte has even claimed that he would be "happy to slaughter" the "3 million drug addicts" in his country.

Trump previously praised the Philippine leader for his drug campaign, saying in May that Duterte is doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem.”

Duterte warned last week that he'll tell the president to "lay off" the topic of human rights if he brings it up during a summit in Manila.

Duterte has been an outspoken critic of the U.S., even telling Trump's predecessor, former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDems punch back over GOP holdup of Biden SBA nominee Biden congratulates Trudeau for winning third term as Canadian prime minister Republicans have moral and financial reasons to oppose raising the debt ceiling MORE, that he could "go to hell" last year.