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Sunday, 20 May 2012 - 7:56
Protests in Philippines against Lady Gaga
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Not just in Indonesia, but even in the Philipenes, Lady Gaga has trouble.

Hundreds of protesters marched in the Philippine capital yesterday, to demand a ban on pop phenomenon Lady Gaga's upcoming concerts, claiming her lyrics were anti-Christian.

About 50 riot police blocked a major Manila intersection to stop the marchers from reaching the shopping mall complex where the American singer is due to perform on May 21 to 22nd.

Lady Gaga has already faced opposition elsewhere on the Asia leg of her tour, including in Indonesia where police denied her show a permit amid threats from Islamic hardliners.

The Philippines is a deeply-religious Catholic majority country and many of the demonstrators yesterday, were from the group Bible-mode International, whose founder said Lady Gaga's lyrics were blasphemous.

Baptist preacher Benny Abante, a former member of the Philippine parliament said the song "Judas" mocked Jesus Christ.

In a statement the group called on Philippine President Benigno Aquino to stop the concerts as this is a direct affront to the moral and religious values that it’s nation has been known for.

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