14 July 2017

News Story: Protestors gather in Tokyo to demand abolition of 'anti-conspiracy legislation'

Protestors gathered outside the Diet in Tokyo from noon on July 11 to demonstrate against the controversial "anti-conspiracy law" which came into effect on the same day.

Approximately 800 citizens participated in the demonstration against the revised Act for Punishment of Organized Crimes and Control of Crime Proceeds, according to organizers.

Under the amended law, "preparatory acts to commit organized crimes such as terrorism" are now classed as crimes.

During the protest, citizens raised placards with messages such as "Abe Cabinet, resign!" and "The anti-conspiracy law must be abolished." They also shouted out the chant, "We won't let you apply the conspiracy charge."

Read the full story at The Mainichi