kmu deployment-vs-looters

November 2013. Among survivors of Haiyan struggling to get near aid, or to break open government stocks of rice, eight people fearful of starving to death were killed when a wall collapsed on them. These people are also called looters. National newspapers upbraid the looters for the ugly face they present to the deliverers of humanitarian aid. Troops, police and US marines are deployed against them. De facto martial law is already in place. This has been denounced by the country’s left and labour movement.

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