71-yr-old Australian nun serving Filipino poor for 3 decades, arrested for raising a clenched fist
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The Duterte administration’s evidence against 71-year-old Australian nun Patricia Fox, who has been serving Filipino indigents in the provinces for 27 years, is a photo of her raising a clenched fist while visiting jail inmates, and photos of her in rallies:
Pictures like this one, smiling at a rally of peasants fighting for land to till, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of the Pope with the quote “Struggle with us for land, justice, and peace”;
(photo from GMA News Archives)
… Those were the pieces of evidence against her according to a news report; for which, a couple of days ago, she was arrested and detained; released on recognizance only after protest rallies from friends and organizations.
If she had raised her clenched fist parallel to the ground the way of Duterte supporters instead of slicing the air above with her gentle knuckle , she would have been wined and dined and given a seat at gambling corporations.
Instead, she was hauled off like a common criminal for the following overt acts: Comforting the sick, the hungry, and the downtrodden, with a smile and a quiet stab at the sky — and, what would the charges against her read?
“Those who needed clothes, she helped look for provisions; those who were infirm, she comforted; those who were in prison, she visited: Contrary to Duterte’s law.”