Victims of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ regime have petitioned the Supreme Court to nullify a government directive to have the ex-leader buried in a heroes’ cemetery — an emotional and divisive issue for Filipinos who ousted Marcos in a 1986 “people power” revolt.

The respondents asked the court Monday to stop officials and the Marcos family from giving “the tyrant” and “plunderer par excellence” a hero’s burial, saying that would flout principles enshrined in the constitution.

President Rodrigo Duterte has remained firm in his stance to allow the burial despite growing opposition.

Marcos died in exile in Hawaii in 1989. His remains are now displayed in a glass coffin in his northern Philippine hometown.