Hillary Clinton's convoy attacked with eggs, paintballs and rocks in Phillipines

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Anti-U.S. mob attacks Hillary Clinton's convoy armed with eggs, paintballs and rocks in the Philippines

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Last updated at 1:30 PM on 17th November 2011

A convoy carrying the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pelted with eggs and rocks by a swarm of protesters in the Philippines.

Around 100 members of the League of Filipino Students (LFS) stormed past police and threw red paint and eggs on vehicles in Clinton’s motorcade on Wednesday morning in Manila.

The motorcade was driving away from the Malacanang Palace, where the 64-year-old had met with President Benigno Aquino III.

Under attack: Filipino anti-riot police scuffle with protestors attempting to block US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's convoy near the gates of Malacanang presidential palace in Manila

Show of strength: Protesters burned and ripped U.S. flags during the incident

Seeing red: Anti-U.S demonstrators throw red paint balls at the convoy carrying U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday

The main body of the convoy turned around and took another route, while police and heavily armed presidential security troops cleared the protesters.

The protesters attempting to block the convoy and kick the vehicles opposed a 12-year-old voluntary forces agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines.

The agreement exempts U.S. military personnel charged with committing crimes in the Philippines from prosecution under Filipino law.

Shortly after the incident, a protester disrupted a public forum with Clinton to urge an end to the pact. Clinton said the protest was a sign that 'people are unafraid to express themselves' in the Philippines.


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