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Hundreds protest hero's burial for Philippine dictator

  • Protesters gather at Rizal Park during a rally to oppose the burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila, Philippines, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. It was the biggest gathering so far since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the burial of Marcos with full military honors and with the opposition announcing its plan to file a petition with the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Protesters gather at Rizal Park during a rally to oppose the burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila, Philippines, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. It was the biggest gathering so far since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the burial of Marcos with full military honors and with the opposition announcing its plan to file a petition with the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters flash the thumbs down signa during a rally at Rizal Park to oppose the burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the "Libingan ng mga Bayani" or Heroes' Cemetery, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Manila, Philippines. It was the biggest gathering so far since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the burial of Marcos with full military honors and with the opposition announcing its plan to file a petition with the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Protesters flash the thumbs down signa during a rally at Rizal Park to oppose the burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the "Libingan ng mga Bayani" or Heroes' Cemetery, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Manila, Philippines. It was the biggest gathering so far since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the burial of Marcos with full military honors and with the opposition announcing its plan to file a petition with the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters flash thumbs down signs during a rally at Rizal Park to oppose the burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Manila, Philippines. It was the biggest gathering so far since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the burial of Marcos with full military honors and with the opposition announcing its plan to file a petition with the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Protesters flash thumbs down signs during a rally at Rizal Park to oppose the burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Manila, Philippines. It was the biggest gathering so far since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the burial of Marcos with full military honors and with the opposition announcing its plan to file a petition with the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of Filipinos have rallied in stormy weather against President Rodrigo Duterte's approval of dictator Ferdinand Marcos' burial in a heroes' cemetery.

A left-wing group is also planning to ask the Supreme Court to stop what it calls "grave injustice" to thousands of human rights victims.

Police say about 1,500 protesters carrying a large streamer that read "Marcos not a hero" braved the rains and wind at Manila's seaside Rizal Park to call on Duterte to reconsider his decision. They will launch a signature campaign to try to stop the burial, tentatively set for next month.

Sen. Risa Hontiveros, who joined the protest, says she has filed a Senate resolution opposing a hero's burial for Marcos, who was overthrown in 1986 and died in U.S. exile three years later.