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‘Drug War’ – Style Lawlessness Spirals in Philippines

Expand Activists shout slogans and offer prayers Monday, April 1, 2019, to protest the killings of what they claim were farmers in a central Philippine province.  © 2019 AP Photo/Aaron Favila “Drug war”-style lawlessness in the Philippines may be spiraling out of control. Philippine authorities said the police and military killed 14 people during anti-crime operations over the weekend in the central Philippine province of Negros Oriental, but the circumstances of the deaths are unclear.  The police claim they had search warrants for illegal weapons and that they killed suspects who fought…

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