January 21, 1989 |
Opponents of U.S. military bases called off a rally planned Friday at the Subic Bay Naval Base after troops stopped them at checkpoints and residents marched in counterprotest. Shops closed and public transport came to a halt in Olongapo, the city where the U.S.-run base in located. Mayor Richard Gordon spoke of "a people's strike in reverse." "They will be stretching their luck too far if they insist on coming after 5," he said of the protesters.