Philippine Farmers Commemorate 1987 Mendiola Massacre
By SONJA DECHIAN | Published: JANUARY 24, 2012
Sunday marked the anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre, when 13 farmers were killed by military gun fire at a rally in Mendiola, Philippines.
The 1987 protestors were rallying for distribution of land to farmers from the administration of Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino. At Mendiola bridge they were stopped by government forces, and fired on.