'We do not consider the anti-government rallyists
as our foes, we are just performing our job.
Bayan estimated around 25,000 protesters gathered along Commonwealth Avenue at around 3 p.m., but the NCRPO only projects around 5,600 anti-government rallyists
during this time.
The PNP urged the rallyists
to guard their ranks against saboteurs who might want to take advantage of the situation and create trouble, and for the public also to be wary of criminals.
One of the most professionally organized rallies today, the SJOBA-Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally attracts professionals and budding rallyists
from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi and Rajasthan who want to take up the professional circuit.
THE CAPITAL's red- light areas should thank some of the rallyists
for most of Wednesday's earnings.
Some of the rallyists
' props also mimicked Gem-Ver 1, the local fishing boat which was sunk in a collision with a Chinese vessel last June 9 at Recto Bank - well within the country's exclusive economic zone.
As of 4 p.m., authorities said that there were 5,350 anti-Duterte rallyists
and 3,430 pro-Duterte supporters that converged along Commonwealth Avenue.
Tensions flared during the protest after police arrested some of the rallyists
who lobbed paint at the gates of the agency.
Bringing various protest placards, rallyists
scored President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly bringing back the injustices to the country, especially with the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao more than a year ago.
The PNP chief has given orders to policemen for them to exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with the rallyists
, adding that, as President Duterte ordered, laborers will be allowed to stage rallies even without permits.
However, none of the rallyists
were detained or arrested so far in the city.