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Japan: Scuffles in Kawasaki as anti-migrant meeting crashed by counter-protesters03:00

Japan: Scuffles in Kawasaki as anti-migrant meeting crashed by counter-protesters

Japan, Kawasaki
June 3, 2018 at 19:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Scuffles erupted when police officers stepped in to separate nationalist activists and counter-protesters in Kawasaki on Sunday, as the city reportedly became the first in the country to introduce laws to prevent the spread of hate speech in public.

Initially, the nationalist group was scheduled to hold a meeting at a Kawasaki education hall, but were prevented by the counter-protesters, who performed a sit-in at its entrance.

The passing of the anti-hate speech regulations follow a reported increase in anti-migrant protests in the city, which has a significant Korean community.

Japan: Scuffles in Kawasaki as anti-migrant meeting crashed by counter-protesters03:00
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Scuffles erupted when police officers stepped in to separate nationalist activists and counter-protesters in Kawasaki on Sunday, as the city reportedly became the first in the country to introduce laws to prevent the spread of hate speech in public.

Initially, the nationalist group was scheduled to hold a meeting at a Kawasaki education hall, but were prevented by the counter-protesters, who performed a sit-in at its entrance.

The passing of the anti-hate speech regulations follow a reported increase in anti-migrant protests in the city, which has a significant Korean community.

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