Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered officers to shoot dead anyone “who creates trouble” during a month-long lockdown enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
“Let this be a warning to all. Follow the government at this time because it is critical that we have order,”
“And do not harm the health workers, the doctors … because that is a serious crime. My orders to the police and the military, if anyone creates trouble, and their lives are in danger: shoot them dead.”
“Do not intimidate the government. Do not challenge the government. You will lose,”
Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, orders his officers to shoot down anyone who gets violent while disobeying #coronavirus lockdown orders.
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) April 3, 2020