Another Anti-Pro-Erap Brawl

Opposing rallyists have met at Mendiola, and fighting has broken out, despite intervention by anti-riot police. A few shots were fired, several stones thrown, and a few people injured in scattered clashes. A pro-Erap rallyist was just interviewed on the radio; he was beaten up by his own fellow pro-Erap activists, who thought he was anti-Erap because of his black headband.

Five Air Force jets are lifting off now, in a “persuasion flight” to drive home the message to Malacañang and the pro-Erap faction that the military supports VP Gloria, and not President Estrada.