Library of Congress Marks Filipino Revolution’s 25th Anniversary

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WASHINGTON D.C.-- The Library of Congress Asian Division in the nation’s capital is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1986 People Power revolution that toppled the regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Just as with today’s upheavals in the Middle East, Filipinos by the thousands gathered to protest the Marcos regime, as the world watched events unfold via CNN live coverage. Australian photojournalist Alfred Hardy donated his unpublished photographs of the revolution, which will be on display in the Asian Reading Room with never-used martial law posters depicting an era of suppression under the dictator.