Protesters gathered outside the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco Monday, condemning a new anti-terror law in the Philippines they fear will be used to stifle free speech and target political opponents.

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte signed a stricter anti-terrorism bill into law this month amid fierce opposition, aiming to battle insurgencies in the country. The law expands the definition of terrorism and creates a council appointed by the president with powers to designate individuals and groups as terrorists.

Protesters rally against new anti-terrorism law in the Philippines

(Nicholas Chan/ Special to S.F.Examiner)

Protesters rally against new anti-terrorism law in the Philippines

(Nicholas Chan/ Special to S.F.Examiner)

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