Syringes left on the ground of the Philippines Consulate in Melbourne
Syringes, fake blood, and posters calling for the president of the Philippines to be shot have been left outside the country’s consulate in Melbourne.
Bloody hand prints surrounded posters which read ‘Shoot Duerte not drug users’, and ‘Stop Duerte’s war on the poor’.
Hundreds of syringes were scattered on the ground beneath, each one representing 25 lives that had been lost in the Philippine president’s bloody war on drugs.
Syringes, fake blood, and posters calling for the president to be shot have been left outside the Philippine consulate in Melbourne
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is currently waging a brutal war on drugs
Other posters outside the Melbourne consulate on Tuesday read: ‘Pinoy drug users: Jab back’ and ‘death to all Fascist heads of state’.
As of December last year more than 6000 people were said to have died in the war, many of whom were slain in the street by vigilantes.
In his first interview since taking office, President Rodrigo Duterte told that his tumultuous childhood shaped his current beliefs and policies.
‘It’s what you get along the way that shapes your character’.
Signs posted on the glass of the building where the consulate offices are read ‘Stop Duterte’s war on the poor’
The Philippine consulate in Melbourne is located inside this building
As of December last year more than 6000 people were said to have died in the war
Known as ‘the Punisher’, Duterte first spoke about being sexually abused as a child during a press conference in December 2015.
He claimed he was ‘fondled’ by a priest in the late 1950s, while attending the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Davao High School.
During the Al Jazeera interview he defended his ‘brutal’ war on drugs, saying it was crucial for the next generation to survive.
‘We have three million drug addicts, and it’s growing,’ he said.
‘So if we do not interdict this problem, the next generation will be having a serious problem.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne for comment. Victoria Police were not aware of the incident when contacted.
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