Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered officers to shoot dead anyone “who creates trouble” during a month-long lockdown enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
In a late-night televised national address on Wednesday, he said;
“Let this be a warning to all. Follow the government at this time because it is critical that we have order,”
“And do not harm the health workers, the doctors … because that is a serious crime. My orders to the police and the military, if anyone creates trouble, and their lives are in danger: shoot them dead.”
“Do not intimidate the government. Do not challenge the government. You will lose,”