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Marcos loyalists retaliate

01:16 PM February 24, 2011

MANILA (AP) – Soldiers loyal to President Ferdinand E. Marcos fired on crowds and wounded eight people early Tuesday outside his palace while other troops were held back from the rebel-held government television station by thousands of people.

Marcos and Opposition leader Corazon Aquino were to be separately inaugurated as president of the Philippines Tuesday.

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Through the night, hundreds of thousands of people camped around the broadcasting center and Camp Crame, a military camp where defectors Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, Lt. Gen. Fidel V. Ramos and their troops held out.

At 4:30 a.m. (2030 GMT) Monday), the rebel commander of the “New Philippine Air Force,” Brig. Gen. Ramon Farolan, announced that any military vehicles trying to regain rebel-held facilities would be “demolished by air attack.” The rebels had several aircrafts, including at least seven helicopters.

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The announcement brought applause from people in the rebel television studio.

Two Marcos soldiers were killed and four people wounded in the rebel takeover of the television station. Four others were wounded.

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