Philippine police van rams protestors outside US embassy in Manila

A Philippine police van rammed demonstrators who were Wednesday protesting against the presence of US troops in the country outside the US embassy in Manila, a protest organizer said.

Police also fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the more than one thousand protestors who had gathered.

The demonstrators were holding a rally outside the embassy when the police began trying to disperse the crowd, said Renato Reyes, secretary general of the left-wing group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance).

Protestors threw red paint at the embassy's gate and vandalized the compound’s walls with slogans reading, "US troops out!" and "US, a plague to workers."

"Tear gas fired at protesting people in front of the US Embassy as programme was about to close," Reyes wrote on Twitter. "Some protesters run over by police vehicles in front of US Embassy."

Reyes said nearly 30 demonstrators were arrested, including a doctor and a nurse who were helping the injured.

Last update: Wed, 19/10/2016 - 12:56

More from World

Venezuelan fighter intercepts Colombian passenger flight

A Colombian passenger plane was intercepted and escorted from Venezuelan airspace by a Venezuelan fighter plane, the...

AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner, reports say

Telecommunications giant AT&T has agreed to buy media conglomerate Time Warner in a deal worth 80 billion...

Aleppo ceasefire ends without promised evacuations

No civilians were evacuated during the Russian-announced truce in Aleppo, a Red Cross official in the city said...

Trade deal "mistakes" and women "liars" targeted in Trump speech

Republican Donald Trump laid out far-reaching plans for the start of his presidency if he wins November elections,...

Iraqi premier rules out Turkish Mosul role despite US support

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday insisted that only Iraqi forces would take part in the campaign to...