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50 Arrested in the Tokyo High Court Building

by Open-Publishing - Saturday 21 May 2011

Police - Repression International

Unprecedented mass arrests in a court building

May 20, in the Tokyo High Court, 50 people, including the Secretary General
of the Farmers’ League against Narita Airport Construction, KITAHARA Koji
and almost all of the farmers who attended the court this day, the president
of Zengakuren (All-Japan Federation of Student Autonomous Bodies), ODA
Yosuke and other students and workers.

After less than one minute “explanation of the reasons”, Judge INOUE Shigeki
issued a provisional execution order to forcibly expropriate a building of
the Farmers’ League. The farmers and their supporters protested the ruling
and demanded to meet the judge. Instead of responding their demand, the
court called the police and made them arrest 50 people.

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