Three protests denouncing Kian Delos Santos's death happening today

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) — Several protests are scheduled to be held on Monday to condemn the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Delos Santos.

Delos Santos was killed on August 16 in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Caloocan City. His death has sparked public outrage, prompting calls for an investigation.

A rally will be held at the Plaza Miranda in Quiapo Manila at 9 a.m., organized by the Liberal Party-Youth and supported by other sectors, to denounce the killing.

The rally will also mark the 46th anniversary of the Plaza Miranda bombing, where the senatorial slate of the Liberal Party was attacked during a proclamation rally.

Groups will also march from Sta. Quiteria Church in Caloocan at 4:30 p.m. to the site where Kian was gunned down in Barangay 160.

Those who will participate are encouraged to wear black and bring candles. The march is to express support for Delos Santos' family, and the fight for justice for all victims of the government's drug war.

The last protest scheduled for the day will be at 6 p.m. at the EDSA People Power Monument. The organizers said the rally "Tama Na! Protesta Laban Sa Patayan," will call for an end to the bloody war on drugs.

Organizers asked participants to wear black and bring candles. They also asked those who will join to refrain from bringing organizational posters.

On Sunday, senators, including allies of President Rodrigo Duterte, called for an investigation on the killing of Delos Santos.

After a caucus, 14 senators, including Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, signed a resolution Sunday directing a committee — likely the Committee on Public Order — to investigate policemen in operations that killed over 90 people in the intensified campaign against drugs. The resolution condemns the "recent spate of abuses by the police."

This comes after 69 drug suspects were killed and hundreds others arrested in police raids in Bulacan, Manila, and Caloocan City last week.

The government reports 3,451 drug suspects were killed in its anti-drug campaign from July 1 to July 26, 2017.