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Philippines: 'Never forget' Marcos era abuses

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Thousands of protesters on Wednesday took to the streets to mark the 50th anniversary of the late president Ferdinand Marcos Sr's declaration of martial law. Marcos Sr assumed emergency powers on September 21, 1972, commencing what many remember as one of the darkest periods in the Southeast Asian country's history. He was ousted 14 years later after a popular uprising.