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EDSA II – 2001, Philippines – Thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Manila calling for the resignation of President Joseph Estrada, who was facing impeachment amid accusations of money laundering. Before the trial concluded, Mr. Estrada stepped down and Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was sworn in as president. It was dubbed EDSA II because protestors amassed on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, where the People Power Revolution of 1986 (or EDSA I) also took place. With a Filipino flag seen at center, tens of thousands of protesters gather at the historic EDSA Shrine in the Manila suburb of Mandaluyong during a rally in January 2001.


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