Monday, September 21, 2015

People’s anger broke police blockade – Chanting “Down with Abe”

On September 14, 2015, great many people came to the National Diet one after another from around 5pm to protest against the unconstitutional “War Bill”, finally filling the pedestrian areas. The police tried to keep the people from coming into the roads, and this police action made them packed in the narrow areas and caused many of them to be sick. The demonstrators strongly demanded the police to open the roads for them for fear of an accident, and the roads were finally opened for them after 7pm. A huge number of people filled the front gate of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Abe to step down. Their never-ending chants “Down with Abe” reflected strong anger against a possible forcible passage of the “War Bill” by the major party coalition of the Liberal Democrats and Komeito that was founded by the lay Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai. Some Diet members and OE Kenzaburo, a Nobel Literature Prize laureate, delivered speeches in front of the protesters. The organizer of the action announced the number of the participants to be 45,000, but the number continued to increase. (M)

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9.14  人々の怒りでふたたび車道決壊!~「安倍やめろ」のコール止まず


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