Lawyers wear black in protest vs. Marcos burial

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Some lawyers and law students wore black on Sunday to protest the upcoming burial of late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

They rallied in front of the University of Santo Tomas where the bar exams for aspiring lawyers were being held.

They were not allowed to get near the gate. Manila Police Chief Joel Coronel said they had no permit for the rally.

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Coronel issued a strong warning against those who will join the protest as they might face sanctions from the Supreme Court.

Still, the anti-Marcos lawyers said they will not stop from protest actions in the coming days to convince the public of the wrongdoings of the Marcos regime.

They say the Supreme Court decision allowing the Marcos burial is contrary to the 1987 Constitution.

They called on the bar examinees to fight for justice and democracy when they become lawyers.

Only a few bar takers wore black, but some of them believe the high court's decision must be respected.

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