goodbye blue monday goes to Mendiola

I was only able to reach the historic Mendiola in a rally once last year and so I got excited as soon as I heard that in commemoration of the 38th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm, veterans of the historic days of student activism were planning to go to Mendiola.

It was a nice feeling to finally step again in the historic bridge where the statue of democracy-hero Chino Roces stand, the bridge that bore witness to peasant massacres, people's demonstrations in exercise and defense of their rights and police-state efforts to repress these rights which has led to countless street battles.

So here are a few pics of yesterday's rally, courtesy of arkibongbayan where I had the opportunity to once again hold the mic and speak atop the equally historical tora-tora, the jeep of the KMU, where we were able to sing the 70s version of the Internationale, where we were able to hold banners bearing the names of FQS organizations such as the Student Cultural Association of UP, the Samahang Demokratiko ng Kabataan/span>, and of course, Kabataang Makabayan.

1 komento:

OlgaSchmolga January 29, 2008 at 11:44 PM  

sabi nga ni anton...
mga sinuswerte!