This discrepancy has been bothering me so might as well clarify. The PDN reporter who wrote the story Despite Guam's Catholic church controversy, beliefs remain strong (Jun 13), wrote the following:
The protesters held signs and softly sang before they dispersed right after Hon acknowledged them at the front of the Cathedral steps. Protesters murmured their thanks at his arrival, and one man went to kiss Hon’s hand.
The characterization of the crowd dispersing after "Hon acknowledged them" gives the impression of sheepish protestors who were smoothly soothed into putting their signs away. I'm not sure why the author wrote this when the video posted with the same story clearly shows that the crowd did NOT disperse but went back to their picketing.