Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Down with railroading of the “War Bill”: People protest in front of the Parliament House

In the afternoon of July 15, 2015, the unconstitutional “War Bill” was forcefully passed at the special committee of the House of Representatives. The forcible passage angered many demonstrators in front of the Parliament House. They never stopped chanting, “Down with the War Bill!” and “Down with Abe!” A university student who joined the protest for the first time angrily said, “Why doesn’t the government listen to the people?” NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, failed to report the discussions at the committee, so it was deluged with protest calls. The broadcasting station mentioned the reason of not having reported the discussions as a “comprehensive judgment”, but it was definitely complicit in the passage of the “War Bill”. The people’s protest never stopped. (M)



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