Japan: Arrested in Shibuya just for walking?

id:inumash comments on news [ja] that three people heading a demo in Shibuya (Tokyo) on Oct. 26th with the intention of going to “see the home of PM Taro Aso” were arrested for not having notified police beforehand [ja]. The blogger points to an article by Amamiya Karin [雨宮処凛] [ja] in which someone from the freeter‘s labor union is quoted describing the demo organizers’ objectives, which include demands for basic income and an end to cooperation with the U.S. in war. “They weren't stopped ‘because they were going to see Aso's home’ or ‘because they were walking together as a group’,” id:inumash writes, “but ‘because their actions were clearly political’.”

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