Or were they?
Fairly a common sight whenever an international government bigwig comes to town (or every time PNoy speaks in public), street protests have been a go-to medium for those who want to be heard immediately, albeit not too clearly.
That was until the particular clip below emerged, which cast a shadow of a doubt on netizens who were able to watch videos of APEC demonstrations:
We thought this form of expression was fueled by the average Pinoy's struggles, with people taking it to the streets for them to be instantly noticed. So, what did that guy mean when he referred to all that pushing and shoving as only for "media projection"?
A PNP chief has already clarified that those words were uttered in hopes that cooler heads will prevail, though we can't completely deny the fact that we were caught off guard by that exchange.
And since we're already talking about casual conversations during rallies, we've thought of 10 more plausible dialogues between the two Ps (protesters and police) that definitely won't be scripted.
1) KALYESERYE UPDATE
Police: Easy lang! Ano na bang nangyayari sa AlDub?! Hindi kasi ako nakapanood kahapon eh!
2) HOT IN HERE
Protester: Dito naman (talking to the water cannon operator)! Kanina pa kami init na init eh, tirik na tirik 'yung araw oh!
3) AIRTIME AND EXPOSURE
Police: Pare (talking to his co-officer), sundin mo 'yung blocking! Hindi ako kita sa TV eh!
4) HEAVEN-AND-EARTH LOVE STORY
Protester: Hindi nga tayo pwedeng magsama!
Police: Hindi mo ba kayang ipaglaban kung anong meron tayo?!
Another protester: Walang forever!
5) MOSH PIT
Protester: Sana naman hindi ganito kagulo sa 'Huling Sayaw' ng Kamikazee!
Police: (Singing) SA ATING TAGPUAAAAN!
Police: Wala munang gagalaw! Nalaglag 'yung cellphone ko!
Protester: Aray naman! 'Yung paa ko!
7) TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
Protester: Hoy, ikaw! 'Wag kang tatawa-tawa diyan ah!
Police: Pa'nong hindi ako matatawa, eh kinikiliti ako nitong nasa likod ko?! (giggles)
8) EL NIÑO
Police: Oh, pumila ho tayo ng maayos, lahat ho makakapag-igib!
9) TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT PT. 2
Police: We are requesting all of you to disperse peacefully!
Protester: Ayaw namin!
Police: May nasusuka!
10) JADINE FANS
Police: Uwian na! OTWOL na!
Protester: TARAAAA NAAAA!!!