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Nude students, Filipino activists protest dictator's burial

  • Students flash the thumbs down sign as they burn an effigy of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a rally near the Presidential Palace to condemn last week's burial of the late president at the Heroes' Cemetery Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Long-dead Marcos was buried Friday at the country's Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, a move approved by President Rodrigo Duterte that infuriated supporters of the "people power" revolt that ousted Marcos three decades ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Students flash the thumbs down sign as they burn an effigy of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a rally near the Presidential Palace to condemn last week's burial of the late president at the Heroes' Cemetery Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Long-dead Marcos was buried Friday at the country's Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, a move approved by President Rodrigo Duterte that infuriated supporters of the "people power" revolt that ousted Marcos three decades ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Students shout slogans as they burn an effigy of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a rally near the Presidential Palace to condemn last week's burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Long-dead Marcos was buried last Friday at the country's Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, a move approved by President Rodrigo Duterte that infuriated supporters of the "people power" revolt that ousted Marcos three decades ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Students shout slogans as they burn an effigy of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a rally near the Presidential Palace to condemn last week's burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Long-dead Marcos was buried last Friday at the country's Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, a move approved by President Rodrigo Duterte that infuriated supporters of the "people power" revolt that ousted Marcos three decades ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Students shout slogans as they burn an effigy of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a rally near the Presidential Palace to condemn last week's burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Long-dead Marcos was buried last Friday at the country's Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, a move approved by President Rodrigo Duterte that infuriated supporters of the "people power" revolt that ousted Marcos three decades ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Students shout slogans as they burn an effigy of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a rally near the Presidential Palace to condemn last week's burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Long-dead Marcos was buried last Friday at the country's Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, a move approved by President Rodrigo Duterte that infuriated supporters of the "people power" revolt that ousted Marcos three decades ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of Filipinos, including more than a dozen nude students, have protested the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes' cemetery in a growing political storm that's lashing the president who allowed the entombment.

More than 1,000 activists turned out in a main rally dubbed the "Black Friday" protest despite rainy weather at Manila's seaside Rizal park, where they carried Marcos' effigy in a mock coffin.

At the state-run University of the Philippines, a fraternity turned an annual recruitment ritual into a protest with naked recruits running around while holding placards that read, "Marcos dictator not a hero."

President Rodrigo Duterte allowed last week's burial of Marcos, who died in 1989, in a decision upheld by the Supreme Court.