Protest against abe's security bills

Added On July 15, 2015

More than 20,000 Japanese rallied in downtown Tokyo on Tuesday to protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's controversial security bills.

Holding placards reading "Defeat Abe's Regime" and "No War," changting slogans "Don't want Abe's war," the protestors rallied to protest against Abe's push for a vote on the unpopular security bills at a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday.

Some lawmakers from the country's opposition parties also participated in the gathering.
Japan's ruling coalition set to vote the bills on Thursday, but three opposition parties are expected to skip the vote in a move to delay the passage of the legislation.
Recent polls showed that over 90 percent of Japanese constitutional academics see the bills unconstitutional and a majority of Japanese population are against the legislation.
The security legislation will allow the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to exercise the right to collective self-defense which is banned by the country's war-renouncing Constitution.