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Filipino Protesters Take To Streets Against APEC Summit

The protesters are opposing the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama next week to the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit.

. Protesters burn mock American flags during a rally outside the U.S. Embassy to protest alleged U.S. military involvement in the row between the Philippines and China on the disputed islands in the South China Sea on Nov. 12, 2015 in Manila, Philippines.

The protesters are opposing the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama next week to the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit of Leaders.

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. Policemen and soldiers block dozens of members of "Bayan" (My Country) activist group as they march towards the U.S. embassy.

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. Protesters burn mock American flags.

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. Protesters march towards the Chinese Consulate in the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila.

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. A protester displays a placard in front of a wall of soldiers.

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. Protesters shout during a rally outside the Chinese consulate.

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. Activists chant as they display placards.

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. A police officer holds a truncheon during an anti Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) a protest.

The group expressed their strong opposition to the summit as they believe that the U.S. will push its agenda where a tighter US-led system of trade and investment in the region will be set.

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. Soldiers block members of "Bayan" (My Country) activist group near the U.S. embassy.

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. Protesters chant as they march towards the U.S. embassy.

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. A soldier uses a canine to check the surroundings of the International Media Center during the security preparation for the APEC summit.

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. Filipino soldiers prepare to be deployed to their assigned areas on the first day of the summit on Nov. 12.

The Philippines hosts the meetings starting Nov. 12, with the summit on Nov.18-19. President Benigno Aquino III will host a welcome dinner for the leaders of the 21 member countries on Nov.18.

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. A Filipino soldier fixes his beret as they prepare to be deployed.

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