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At site of 1986 revolt, Filipinos protest Marcos burial

  • Hundreds of protesters march towards the Presidential Palace to protest the Nov. 18, 2016 burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Protests are mounting since the hasty burial of the long-dead Marcos in a heroes' cemetery, in a growing political storm that's lashing the president who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Hundreds of protesters march towards the Presidential Palace to protest the Nov. 18, 2016 burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Protests are mounting since the hasty burial of the long-dead Marcos in a heroes' cemetery, in a growing political storm that's lashing the president who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters display a combo portrait of the country's revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos labeling him as "No Hero" prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace to protest Marcos' Nov. 18, 2016 burial at the Heroes' Cemetery Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Protests are mounting since the hasty burial of the long-dead Marcos in a heroes' cemetery, in a growing political storm that's lashing the president who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Protesters display a combo portrait of the country's revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos labeling him as "No Hero" prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace to protest Marcos' Nov. 18, 2016 burial at the Heroes' Cemetery Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Protests are mounting since the hasty burial of the long-dead Marcos in a heroes' cemetery, in a growing political storm that's lashing the president who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters raise their clenched fists after symbolically destroying the mock epitaph of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the Nov. 18, 2016 burial of Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Protests are mounting since the hasty burial of the long-dead Marcos in a heroes' cemetery, in a growing political storm that's lashing President Rodrigo Duterte who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Protesters raise their clenched fists after symbolically destroying the mock epitaph of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the Nov. 18, 2016 burial of Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Protests are mounting since the hasty burial of the long-dead Marcos in a heroes' cemetery, in a growing political storm that's lashing President Rodrigo Duterte who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of Filipino protesters have returned to the site of a 1986 revolt that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos, this time to condemn his burial at a heroes' cemetery.

Police said at least 3,000 people gathered Wednesday at a "people power" monument along the main EDSA highway in metropolitan Manila, chanting "Dig him up." Millions gathered there three decades ago in a largely peaceful uprising to oust Marcos.

Wednesday's protest is the latest in a growing political storm following the Nov. 18 burial, which was allowed by President Rodrigo Duterte and upheld by the Supreme Court amid protests by anti-Marcos groups.

Speakers at the rally included Maria Serena Diokno, who resigned Tuesday as head of the government's historical commission to protest the burial.