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Security guards stop an observer from protesting after a vote for the state secrets act bill at the Upper House of the Diet in Tokyo on Friday night.

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He has every right to protest. For now...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

In the context of what the guy is protesting against this is an eerily telling photo.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Nice arm gesture from the guard bottom left. Where have I seen that before? Better get used to it, folks.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

This man is in desperation and he wanted to be heard.

First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

He has every right to protest. For now...

Yes he has that but he doesn't have the right to disturb the diet.

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That's right -- he doesn't have the right to disturb the diet. His time for that has passed. The time to protest this bill was during the last election: the people voted this government into power. Too late now.

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It may be time for some non-violent civil disobedience.

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The time to protest this bill was during the last election: the people voted this government into power.

I don't recall any secrecy bill being a major part of any party's manifesto in the last election. It was all about the DPJ having failed and the LDP being the natural party of power and smaller parties splitting up the opposition vote to create a 'landslide' with less than 50% of the vote. How do people vote for or against something that isn't on the agenda?

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