Anti-Trump protesters, police engage in brief scuffle in Manila

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — A brief scuffle ensued as militant groups gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Saturday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to the country.

Hundreds of protesters led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Mindanao tried to get closer to the U.S. Embassy but were blocked by the police.

Authorities said no protester was reported injured from the incident.

The rallyists, composed of indigenous peoples and Moro groups, also burned a banner bearing Trump's photo.

They accused the U.S. military of committing human rights abuses in Mindanao.

Trump is expected to arrive in Manila this weekend for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related meetings.

On Saturday afternoon, youth groups led by the Anakbayan also trooped to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), one of the venues for the ASEAN meetings.

Both protests called on the government to "ban Trump."

Global human rights group Amnesty International (AI), meanwhile, urged Trump to press the Philippine government to uphold human rights in the country.

"We are calling on President Trump being a world leader to demand that President Duterte hold or put a stop on ejks (extrajudicial killings)," AI Philippines Head of Office Jose Noel Olano said in a press briefing in Manila on Saturday.

Over 3,900 drug suspects were killed in police operations since the start of the bloody drug war in July 2016, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Local and international human rights groups claim thousands more have died as a result of the drug war's alleged extrajudicial killings, but the government has repeatedly denied this.

CNN Philippines' Makoi Popoico contributed to this report.