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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte tells police to kill ''idiots'' who resists arrest

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told police on Monday they were free to kill 'idiots' who violently resist arrest, two days after the funeral of a boy who was gunned down and left next to a pigsty by anti-drugs officers and in a direct message to his police officers, he said:

'Your duty requires you to overcome the resistance of the person you are arresting. If he resists, and it is a violent one, you are free to kill the idiots. That is my order to you.'

Duterte added that 'murder and homicide and unlawful killings' were not allowed and that police had to uphold the rule of law while carrying out their duties.
The Philippines leader unleashed the anti-drugs war  and thousands of people have been killed and the violence has been criticised by much of the international community.

The killing of schoolboy Kian Delos Santos by anti-drugs officers on August 16 has sparked rare public outrage.

Delos Santos was dragged by plain-clothes policemen to a dark, trash-filled alley in northern Manila before he was shot in the head and left next to a pigsty, according to witnesses whose accounts appeared to be backed up by CCTV footage.

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