Who would’ve thought
With global issues spreading almost as fast as the Coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) is very much aware of the protests happening right now – and they’re for it, but with a few reminders.
‘WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds,’ said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
‘We encourage all those protesting around the world to do so safely. As much as possible, keep at least one meter (3.2 feet) from others, clean your hands, cover your cough, and wear a mask if you attend a protest.’
However, Tedros furthered that if protestors aren’t feeling well, they ought to just stay at home to prevent the risk of contact.
Despite ‘distanced protests’ sounding difficult at first, Israel actually first proved it could be done when protestors gathered in perfect physical distancing fashion during an anti-corruption rally last April.
Even right here in PH, a drone shot taken by Anjo Lapresca (@anjopreski) during the recent #JunkTerrorBil rally in UP Diliman featured protestors practicing physical distancing while marching the premises’ University Avenue.
‘I heard people shouting to remind everyone of social distancing. That’s when it hit me, this is something unusual: we were rallying in the middle of a pandemic.’ Lapresca shared with We The Pvblic.
‘From above, you can see the unity and coordination. It gave me goosebumps!’
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