Some things worth noting on the barricade:
1. The participants seem to have been brought for the barricade through deception
PROOF: In Davao, none of the supposed rallyists were allowed to talk, only the leaders from progressive groups spoke. In Kidapawan, rallyists who escaped said that they were promised rice but were never told of a rally.
2. Their demands are unreasonable and unrealistic
PROOF: In Davao, they demanded the presence of national personalities. Their so called list of demands were unrealistic and was more of propaganda. In Kidapawan, they demanded the release of rice when there is a process that has to be followed
3. They have the fullest intention to disrupt normalcy and cause inconvenience to the general public.
PROOF: Why stage the protest on a National Highway and blocking it. In their statements they claim that the inconvenience they caused was nothing compared to the daily suffering of the lumads due to government neglect and militarizarion (Davao). No statement yet in Kidapawan but it seems that their plan is to really inconvenience everybody.
THE CHALLENGE IS FOR THE GREATER MAJORITY TO SPEAK UP AND PUT THIS NUISANCE GROUP IN THEIR PLACE. PUT PRESSURE ON YOUR LOCAL LEADERS TO ASSERT THE RIGHTS OF THE GREATER MAJORITY.
(REPOST via Kalumuran Mindanao)