Protests greeted US Vice President Kamala Harris on the first day of her official trip to the country on Monday, Nov. 21, with cause-oriented groups converging in Recto Avenue corner Nicanor St. in Morayta, Manila denouncing her visit and scheduled bilateral talks with President Marcos and her Philippine counterpart, Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Among the groups that participated in the protest were Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Migrante Philippines, and Kadamay.
Some protesters were seen holding placards and banners reading, "Junk EDCA", "US troops out now," "US imperialist," "Kamala not welcome", and “Kamala Out.”
The Manila Police District (MPD) had earlier assured it would tighten the security in the city for the expected protest actions related to the visit of Harris in the country.
Harris is set to hold bilateral talks with Marcos and Duterte in Malacanang, and visit Palawan on Tuesday, Nov. 22.