Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered law enforcers to “shoot” residents causing “trouble” during the government’s lockdown put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus, local media reported.
He addressed the nation on Wednesday night, hours after some residents in Quezon City were arrested for protesting against the measures, claiming they had not received ration or other relief supplies.
The country’s main Luzon island, which also includes the capital Manila with a population of over 57 million, is under a lockdown for over two weeks.
“Remember, you leftists: You are not the government. Do not go around causing trouble