The artists then called for an end to Duterte’s drug war, and demanded justice for the “thousands dead” in police operations and the “thousands more in summary executions.”
“We say: then there is no reason to believe in, or stand for, this war the President is waging,” they said.
“We call for an end to President Duterte’s war on drugs. We demand that those responsible for the thousands dead in official police operations and the thousands more in summary executions be brought to justice,” they added.
The group also said they unite with other sectors, nongovernment organizations, the few government agencies and fewer members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, who stood against the killings.
“We unite with all other sectors, non-government organizations, the few government agencies and fewer members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, that have taken a stand against the killings,” the artists said.
“We urge them to stand not just against the killing of the innocent and the young, but also against this war on drugs, given how it has been implemented, and its promise of thousands more dead.”