Philippine police dressed in camouflage stop motorcyclists at a checkpoint in Antipolo City earlier this month. Photo: Xinhua Philippine police dressed in camouflage stop motorcyclists at a checkpoint in Antipolo City earlier this month. Photo: Xinhua
Philippine police dressed in camouflage stop motorcyclists at a checkpoint in Antipolo City earlier this month. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: fears grow of ‘martial-law like’ lockdown in the Philippines

  • Heavy handed police tactics and a leaked military memo have conjured the spectre of martial law, which President Rodrigo Duterte has used before
  • The threat follows nearly 133,000 people being caught violating the country’s ‘enhanced community quarantine’ since it was imposed on March 15

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Philippine police dressed in camouflage stop motorcyclists at a checkpoint in Antipolo City earlier this month. Photo: Xinhua Philippine police dressed in camouflage stop motorcyclists at a checkpoint in Antipolo City earlier this month. Photo: Xinhua
Philippine police dressed in camouflage stop motorcyclists at a checkpoint in Antipolo City earlier this month. Photo: Xinhua
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