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EDSA People Power Revolution: The Photos

Here are photos from the EDSA People Power Revolution.
IMAGE ROGER BUENDIA/PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY
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On the last week of February in 1986, more than 2,000,000 civilians, as well as political, military, and religious figures flocked to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue. It would come to be known as the People Power Revolution as Filipinos braved tanks and stood vigil in the streets to reclaim their democracy. Here are photos from the EDSA People Power Revolution.

Protestors carry the Philippine flag on their backs

A walking flag shield

A young girl puts up the laban sign

Girl and mother: is this really revolution

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A group lay a tropical pine down to serve as a barricade against tanks

February 23, 1986: Young men cut down a tropical pine, drag it to the middle of the street and leave it there as a barricade against tanks

Another make-shift barrier on EDSA: sandbags

Across the ten-lane Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, a group of volunteers make a sandbag barrier from sacks donated by a cement factory.

Two priests conduct Sunday mass around Camp Crame

Early in the morning of Sunday in and around Camp Crame, civilian support grew undeniably, while the few rebel soldiers supporting Enrile and Ramos stayed alert

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Filipinos in wheelchairs joined the protest

Human barricade grows with people who arrive on foot and on wheels

The scene inside Camp Crame

Inside Crame

People hold on to safety rope as they march to EDSA

Citizens continue to march to EDSA as individuals or as organized groups with their own safety rope, provisions and banners

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The EDSA street scene on the afternoon of February 23

Feb. 23, 1986, early afternoon: Thousands of citizens in the streets.

Protestors link arms as they face tanks

Arms linked, men face the tanks as some of them cry out to the Marines:

A marine officer is given a heart-shaped paper cutout

A marine officer accepts a cut-out heart, as the people continue to cajole the Marcos troops to join them in the popular uprising

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A young girl hands out daisies to a group of marines

A girl gives a daisy to a Marine

Bare hands on tanks and armored vehicles

Puny hands against a hefty metal of tanks: this was people power at its most visible during the confrontation on Sunday afternoon

A group of performers put on a show while putting up the laban sign

Artists and performers stage a show outside the station to celebrate

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Two different sides share an embrace

A reformist and a Marcos loyalist embrace

People kneel on the streets as tanks approach

With umbrellas and rosary beads, citizens kneel on the streets in front of a column of tanks approaching in Quezon City

The aftermath on February 28, 1986

28 February 1986, morning: Thousands hear a Thanksgiving Mass at the main setting of the four-day people's uprising on EDSA itself. Where before, there was a thicket of placards with various messages, there was only one message that morning: gratitude to

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