Philippines sees protests against Donald Trump's immigration policy

Indonesian and Filipino students have protested against President Donald Trump's immigration policy outside the US embassies in their capitals.

In Jakarta, dozens of students and activists called on the Indonesian government and the international community to help stop Mr Trump's order that temporarily banned travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

They waved banners such as "I'm angry with Trump" and "No ban, no wall" during Saturday's peaceful protest.

Rights activist Veronica Koman, who organised the protest, said that Mr Trump's "xenophobic" policy will have a significant impact on people fleeing war-torn countries who are currently in Indonesia.

Nearly 14,000 refugees are in Indonesia seeking resettlement in third countries.

A similar rally was held outside the US embassy in the Philippine capital, Manila.

AP


Related Articles

More in this Section

Man charged with attempted murder over Westminster barrier crash incident

Italy’s president demands safe roads as bridge death toll rises to 42

Paragliders killed in mid-air collision

WATCH: Hundreds of neo-Nazis march through Berlin


More From The Irish Examiner