'Shoot them dead': Duterte says he won't tolerate violators of lockdown against coronavirus
MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures that they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
In a televised address, Duterte said it was vital that everyone cooperates and follows home quarantine measures, as authorities try to slow the contagion and spare the country's fragile health system from being overwhelmed.The Philippines has recorded 96 coronavirus deaths and 2,311 confirmed cases, all but three in the past three weeks, with infections now being reported in the hundreds every day.
"It is getting worse. So once again I'm telling you the seriousness of the problem and that you must listen," Duterte said late on Wednesday (April 1)."My orders to the police and military ... if there is trouble and there's an occasion that they fight back and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead."
"Is that understood? Dead. Instead of causing trouble, I will bury you," he warned.His comments came after media reports of a disturbance and several arrests on Wednesday of residents in a poor area of Manila who were protesting about government food aid.
They also follow outrage among the medical community about social stigma and instances of hospital workers suffering physical abuse and discrimination, which Duterte said must be stopped.Activists deride Duterte over his fierce rhetoric and accuse him of inviting violence and vigilantism, as shown in his war on drugs, during which police and mystery gunmen have killed thousands of people accused of using or selling drugs.
Police say their actions in the anti-drug campaign have been lawful.Duterte's office typically calls his remarks hyperbole to underline his point.The national police chief on Thursday said police understood that Duterte was demonstrating his seriousness about public order, and no one would be shot.Read more: The Straits Times »
Psycho. Needs to he put down like a sick dog. DEVIL President shooting his own Citizens Always two sides to a coin. People will believe what they want to believe. Theres more to this than what the context shows. This one is manifested from the citizens --of their level of consciousness -- you ask for it! Raise your level of consciousness to God consciousness for a humane leader...
Shoot them dead para sa mga taong madadamot at kawatan Para dinanakawin ang mga donasyon para sa mga taong nag house quarantine Yong ang ibig sabihang nang pangolo Mag isip kayo bago kayo mang husga sa kanya THIS 👍 i hope and pray narendramodi takes similar or stricter measures! There is a limit to diplomacy n democracy ... strike!
People here need to eat some brains.. read first before comenting against this Man! When a violator attacks you and your life is in peril you will just say “ excuse lor!” Hahahaha 😳😳 THIS GUY HAS A ITCHY TRIGGER FINGER TO KILL HIS OWN CITIZENS.MAY GOD HELP PILIPINOS Oh my a leader of a democratic country. I be scared if i am the citizen.
This Guy is WORSE THAN THE VIRUS. Full text for the gullible who won’t even read the entire news on the link: My orders to the police and military ... if there is trouble and there's an occasion that they fight back and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead The majority of the population has enough struggles. To be threatened with murder for being hungry is truly the words of a fascist dictator.
What!!! What is happening to this guy? He can shoot me dead anytime Pls dont peddle fake news. He said shoot those leftist who stir up the people to rise against the people for supposed non distribution of relief goods. Pls be a responsible news agency!
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