Monday, April 16, 2012

Filipino students attack U.S. Embassy to protest war games near South China Sea

Left-wing protesters in the Philippines have splattered paint on the seal of the US Embassy to demand a pullout of American troops taking part in annual war games.

About 70 student activists took police and embassy guards by surprise early Monday when they threw blue-and-red paint at the seaside mission's main gate and scrawled 'US troops out now.'

They also chipped away letters from the bronze signage and burned a mock American flag.

No arrests were made as protesters outnumbered police and protestors later walked away.

US and Philippine military officials say nearly 7,000 American and Filipino troops have begun two weeks of major military exercises but they stress that China is not an imaginary target. Read More