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Japan: Thousands join 'March for Truth' against Abe after anti-terror law passed01:45

Japan: Thousands join 'March for Truth' against Abe after anti-terror law passed

Japan, Tokyo
July 9, 2017 at 14:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters took part in a 'March for Truth' in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on Sunday, rallying against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet after law makers passed a wide-ranging anti-terror bill that could allegedly be used to damage civil liberties in Japan.

According to the organisers of the protest, eight thousand people took part.

The new anti-terror laws, passed by Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and their coalition partners on June 15, include conspiracy to commit "terrorism" among 277 others crimes. Critics have expressed anger that the bill also targets actions with no clear link to terrorism.

Japan: Thousands join 'March for Truth' against Abe after anti-terror law passed01:45
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Thousands of protesters took part in a 'March for Truth' in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on Sunday, rallying against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet after law makers passed a wide-ranging anti-terror bill that could allegedly be used to damage civil liberties in Japan.

According to the organisers of the protest, eight thousand people took part.

The new anti-terror laws, passed by Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and their coalition partners on June 15, include conspiracy to commit "terrorism" among 277 others crimes. Critics have expressed anger that the bill also targets actions with no clear link to terrorism.

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