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“Shoot them dead” Says Rodrigo duterte Who will not follow the Coronavirus lockdown

As most of the countries are facing problems in implementing complete lockdown in their country and are having difficulty in making the people of their country follow the guidelines issued to keep them safe from coronavirus. But now some countries have become more strict one of them is the Philippine where president Rodrigo Duterte has warned people that whoever creates problems during the month-long lockdown would be shot dead by country’s police and military.

He addressed the nation in late-night on Wednesday and said that “Let this be a warning to all. Follow the government at this time because it is critical that we have ordered”. He added in his address that no one should harm the health worker and police and if the police and military personal feel like if anyone is creating trouble for them they can shoot him. He warned people in Filipino and English that they do not try to challenge the government or otherwise they have to face its consequences.

20 people are arrested as per the report

Mga residente ng Bagong Pag-asa, QC, nagtipon sa EDSA

Naglabasan sa EDSA ang mga residente ng Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa sa Quezon City nitong Miyerkoles ng tanghali para manawagan ng tulong na pagkain sa lokal na pamahalaan. Reklamo nila na may ilang residenteng hindi nabigyan ng ayuda habang ang iba namang nabigyan ng tulong ay naubos na dahil hindi sapat para sa buong pamilya.Nauwi sa habulan ang pagpapauwi sa mga residente habang ang iba ay inaresto ng pulisya. #LuzonLockdown #COVID19 | via Zhander Cayabyab, ABS-CBN News

Posted by ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The warning came after a protest was organised along a highway near the shanty houses of the slum in Manila’s Quezon City claiming that the resident was not getting any food packs and other relief supplies since the lockdown has begun. The police urged the people to go back to their home but they refused and the police then broke the protest and arrested 20 people. According to the resident they had nothing to eat and were forced to stage a protest as they had no other option and told that most of the male member of the families have been arrested and they would face more problem. The activist group have come in support of the protest and said the government should take measures so that $4 billion funds releaded for the help of poor family reaches the needy people.

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