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'Nobama, no bases, no war': Bitter Filipino protesters burn US flags and clash with riot police as Obama's tour of Asia ends on a sour note

    Around 800 activists demonstrated against military proposals in Manila
    Defence deal would give US troops greater access to military bases
    Activists say it reverses 'democratic gains' made by former colony
    Obama claims it will help promote peace and stability in the region
    US military bases were shut down in the Philipines in the 1990s

By Wills Robinson

Published: 03:35 EST, 29 April 2014 | Updated: 08:01 EST, 29 April 2014

Protetsors have clashed with riot police in the Philippines during a visit by Barack Obama over a defence deal that would give U.S. troops greater access to the country's military bases.

Activists burned mock U.S. flags while chanting 'Nobama, no bases, no war' outside the presidential palace in the capital, Manila, where the President was meeting his counterpart Benigno Aquino.

Around 800 people violently reacted to the 10-year pact signed between Washington and Manila that they believe is a step back to when it was an American colony before the Second World War.



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