End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Leftists rally in Manila

    23 September 1945. The Democratic Alliance, a post-war people’s political party, stages a large rally in Manila against collaborators in the government, as well as demanding various reforms and the release of Luis Taruc, the Huk leader. Peasants, labourers and others, including Huks and some communists, attend the rally. They march on to the Presidential Palace to press their demands.

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    of the Democratic Alliance, perceived themselves to be persecuted both under the Japanese occupation and also after liberation