The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed its profound sympathies to the family and friends of the victims of the mass shooting of 26 people, including 20 young school children and teachers in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, USA last Friday.
The Connecticut school shooting brings back memories of similar incidents in the US, including the 1999 mass killing of 13 people in a high school in Columbine, Colorado, the killing of 32 people at the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia in 2007, the July carnage at a movie house in Colorado where 12 people died and 52 were wounded and the shooting of six people in a religious temple in Wisconsin last August.
“The CPP joins the American people in mourning the deaths of innocent people, especially the young children. The CPP joins the working class people of the US in demanding decisive political action to put an end to the spate of mass killings that has haunted US society over the past several years.”
Down with US imperialism!!!