Labor Day rally sites empty as workers take protest online


Posted at May 01 2020 10:35 AM

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Major thoroughfares typically choked with Labor Day protesters were empty on Friday as workers took their grievances online while Metro Manila and other high-risk areas remained under lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The DZMM news team spotted only policemen and checkpoint officers at the Elliptical Road and Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City, where labor groups typically gathered before marching towards Mendiola Street in neighboring Manila for May 1 rallies in previous years. 

Defend Jobs Philippines earlier urged workers to wear their uniforms on Friday, take a selfie with a placard of their complaints and post the photo on social media with the hashtags #VirtualLaborDayMarch and #NasaanAngAyuda (where is the aid). 

DZMM, May 1, 2020