President continues controversial declarations telling officers they are free to kill anyone who is violent while being detained

Rodrigo Duterte has told Philippines police they are allowed to kill “idiots” who violently resist arrest, two days after hundreds of people turned the funeral of a dead teenager into a protest against the president’s deadly war on drugs.

Duterte broke off midway through a prepared speech at the hero’s cemetery on the outskirts of Manila on Monday and addressed impromptu comments to Jovie Espenido, the police chief of a town in the south where the mayor was killed in an anti-drugs raid.

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