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Filipinos march in Manila to mark Aquino anniversary

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos marched into the heart of Manila Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Benigno Aquino's assassination - the largest turnout in the capital since the opposition leader's burial. Most businesses and schools closed. Many marchers waved yellow and red banners with anti-Marcos and anti-American slogans.

Thousands of other marchers accompanied a bronze statue of Aquino from the airport where he was killed. The statue had been held by customs officials pending payment of duties, but President Ferdinand E. Marcos ordered its release.

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