13 June 2017

News Story: Young people hit Tokyo's streets to protest 'anti-conspiracy bill'

Thousands of people took to the streets of central Tokyo on June 11 to protest the government's "anti-conspiracy" bill, in a demonstration organized by the activist group "Mirai no tame no kokyo" (Public for the future).

The controversial bill, now before the House of Councillors, would criminalize "acts of preparations to commit crimes such as terrorism" by changing the conditions that constitute conspiracy.

According to organizers, some 4,000 people turned out for the march which featured speakers from multiple organizations including "Mirai no tame no kokyo," all amid the hustle and bustle of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. One of the main messages of the protest was "Scrap the bill."

Read the full story at The Mainichi