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The people protest

In one of the world's most spectacular examples of "people power", 20 years ago Filipinos took to the streets to protest against the rule of President Ferdinand Marcos and to restore democracy.

In 1986 hopes were high that their lives would be transformed and they would live in peace and prosperity. But today, there are still rallies in Manila, and the protests are still about poverty, corruption and nepotism.

By Rosie Goldsmith, BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents

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