October 2016: Police Van Plows into Protesters in the Philippines

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.

1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger

Police Van Plows into Protesters in the Philippines
Protesters and police clashing in the Philippines
On Oct. 18, 2016, a police van rams repeatedly into a crowd of anti-American protesters outside the United States Embassy in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The police force tells CNN that the protesters did not have a permit for the protest, but were tolerated until they started getting too close to the embassy and pushing over police vehicles. Twenty-nine people are arrested at the protest and 12 are injured. The protesters are a new group, self-described as "newly-formed alliance of national minorities" who are protesting the unequal relations between the United States and the Philippines.
Photo source: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
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