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WATCH: What are millennials fighting for?

YOUTH POWER. Millennials troop to Rizal Park on September 21, 2017, to join the multi-sectoral protest marking the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Rappler 

MANILA, Philippines – What are the millennials fighting for?

On Thursday, September 21, thousands trooped to Rizal Park in Manila to remember the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. Many of those who attended were millennials who were not yet born during the Martial Law era, which is considered one of the darkest chapters in the country's history.

Despite rains, the crowd reached a peak of 8,000, according to Manila police. But organizers, who initially said that the protest would be President Rodrigo Duterte's "baptism of fire," claimed a much higher estimate of 30,000 attendees.

The youth played an important role in the protest as they brought the fight not just to the streets, but also to social media. (READ: VIRAL: UP student studying biology while in protest

MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, asked millennials who joined the protest what they are fighting for. Watch the video above. –

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