Drug suspects' walk of shame

Suspected drug pushers being forced to parade in a "Flores de Pusher" walk of shame on a street in the town of Tanauan, Batangas province, Philippines, on Monday. The placards hanging from the necks of the 11 alleged drug pushers read: "I am a pusher
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Suspected drug pushers being forced to parade in a "Flores de Pusher" walk of shame on a street in the town of Tanauan, Batangas province, Philippines, on Monday. The placards hanging from the necks of the 11 alleged drug pushers read: "I am a pusher. Do not follow me." The campaign was initiated by Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili. Local reports said Mr Halili had repeatedly told the suspects to stop selling drugs. He named the event the "Flores de Pusher", after the annual Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) festival, a month-long religious celebration in the Philippines to honour the Virgin Mary.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2016, with the headline 'Drug suspects' walk of shame'. Print Edition | Subscribe