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Tuesday, 1 May, 2001, 06:56 GMT 07:56 UK
Picture gallery: Manila demonstrations
After nearly a week of demonstrations in the Philippines capital Manila, supporters of the deposed president, Joseph Estrada, tried to storm the presidential palace.

Troops and riot police responded with force, and at least two police officers and a protester were killed in the violence.

President Gloria Arroyo has accused the demonstrators of trying to stage a coup, while Mr Estrada called for calm from prison - but said the protesters are defending the constitution.

Estrada supports confront police in Manila
Up to 20,000 Estrada supporters headed for the presidential palace

Philippine troops aim to comtrol pro-Estrada demonstrations
The army was out in force to maintain order

Supporters of deposed President Estrada demonstrate in his support
Women linked arms as they faced police

Demonstrator throws a stone at security forces
Some protesters threw stones at police

Riot police charge demonstrators with batons
Police charged the demonstrators ...

Estrada supporters are drenched by water cannons
... and turned water cannons on them

Soldier tries to get demonstrator out from under a bus
A demonstrator took cover under a bus to escape a soldier

Estrada supporter on the fence of Malacanang Palace
One protester managed to climb the fence of the palace ...

Demonstrators carry a wounded protester
... but many were wounded ...

Troops carry a demonstrator
... and some were dragged away by security forces







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