Here are some scenes, as shown in television reports yesterday, inside Queen Gloria’s “Strong Republic”:
Policemen arrested supporters of Fernando Poe, Jr. in Payatas who were distributing anti-administration flyers. They were later freed because the cops did not know what charges could be filed against them.
In Mendiola, a pro-FPJ protesters’ rally was violently dispersed by the police even if the organizers secured a permit. The road to the Palace was also blocked barbed wires.
Are our rights to freedom of expression and assembly already obsolete in Gloria’s version of Bagong Pilipinas?