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Filipino Protesters Burn Effigy of Barack Obama

Anger over U.S.-Philippine defense deal spills out onto Manila streets.
Image: Protesters burn an effigy of President Barack Obama during an anti-U.S. protest
Protesters burn an effigy of President Barack Obama during an anti-U.S. protest near Malacanang palace in Manila on April 28, 2014. NOEL CELIS / AFP - Getty Images

Filipino protesters burned an effigy of President Barack Obama in Manila on Monday as the U.S. signed a deal that gives its military greater access to Philippine bases.

Some 800 activists burned mock U.S. flags and chanted "no-bama, no bases, no war" on the road leading to Malacanang Palace, where Obama met with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. The effigy showed Obama riding a chariot pulled by Aquino, who was depicted as a dog.

Activists drag an effigy of Philippines President Benigno Aquino and President Barack Obama as they march towards the presidential palace in Manila on April 28, 2014.Al Falcon / Reuters

— The Associated Press