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Rights day in Philippines brings out wave of protesters

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in several Philippine cities Monday in antigovernment demonstrations marking Human Rights Day. They denounced President Ferdinand Marcos's alleged ''reign of terror'' and called for an end to US support for his regime.

The marchers in Manila were led by several hundred militant lawyers who began a two-day boycott of Philippine courts to denounce the ''utter lack of independence and scandalous subservience'' of the judiciary to the 19-year old Marcos rule.

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