Farmers decry lack of justice 28 years after Mendiola massacre

Peasants held an indignation rally at Mendiola to commemorate the massacre that killed 13 and injured many others on January 22, 1987.

In this video, peasant leader and massacre survivor Rafael Mariano recalls how the massacre happened.

It is notable that Corazon Aquino, the late mother of President Benigno Aquino III, was the head of state during the incident. Many participants and survivors of the massacre were peasants calling for the distribution of the Cojuanco-Aquino controlled Hacienda Luisita.