Philippines Police Gun Down Eight Suspects One Day After Rodrigo Duterte's Drug War Goes 'Bloodless'
- Police in the Philippines are back to killing drug suspects, despite claims that the drug war will be "bloodless" going forward.
Authorities gunned down eight suspects Tuesday, the day after the police were permitted to rejoin the war on drugs. "I hope that this will be less bloody, if not bloodless," Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa said Monday, referring to the renewed effort.
Duterte decided to restart the drug war last week, claiming that drugs were back on the streets. The police rejoined the campaign Monday with officials claiming that the force was going to cut down on the death. The decision followed a report by an international human rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch, that suggested Duterte might be guilty of "crimes against humanity" for running a "campaign of extrajudicial executions."(Excerpt) Read more at: dailycaller.com ...
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