Despite Malacañang’s declaration of a state of emergency and the announcement of the cancellation of all EDSA-related activities, as well as the police’s warning that they will arrest anyone who stages a rally without permit, former President Corazon Aquino said she will push through with a scheduled march to his husband’s monument in Ayala Avenue, Makati. Aquino also reiterated her call for Gloria Arroyo to make the ultimate sacrifice and resign.
Earlier this afternoon, the police dispersed a group of protesters who belong to the Bayan bloc and pro-Erap groups in EDSA Shrine. They also violently dispersed, chased, and arrested members of the Laban ng Masa/Akbayan-Sanlakas bloc near Santolan. UP Prof. Randy David and Atty. Argee Guevara were among those who were arrested.