Tens of thousands surround Japan’s Parliament, denouncing Abe’s “war legislation”

By Sarah Lazare

With a new poll showing majority opposition nationwide, tens of thousands of people surrounded Japan’s Parliament in Tokyo on Monday to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposed “war legislation” that would allow the country’s soldiers to deploy abroad for the first time since World War II.

Holding placards that read “no war” and “scrap war legislation,” protesters poured into the streets around parliament after breaking through police lines and barriers.


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