Philippines Reportedly Detains 20K Homeless Before APEC Meeting
The Philippine government is reportedly hiding homeless people before world leaders arrive for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.By Mari Jo Valero | November 16, 2015
One human rights group says the Philippines is making a massive round up of homeless people in an attempt to hide them from visiting international leaders.
Human Rights Watch said Monday the Philippine government has removed about 20,000 people, including children, from the streets in recent months as the country prepares to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
A street vendor who was detained told the watchdog: "No matter how I pleaded, they didn't listen. They will only let me go after APEC."