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Filipino activists call for human rights to be on ASEAN agenda

7 August 2017

About 300 activists marched to the Philippine International Convention Centre in Manila on Monday. The protest calls on foreign ministers attending a regional meeting to prioritize human rights and address key issues in agriculture, fishing and the South China Sea. 

Activists holding banners condemning different government policies and progress made by the regional ASEAN body. Foreign ministers from 10 Southeast Asian nations and their dialogue partners are in the Philippine capital for the Asian Regional Forum. North Korea's recent nuclear missile test is expected to top the agenda.