Thousands Protest Over State Secrets Protection Bill

Demo against the state secrets protection bill in Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan – Thousands of citizens voice their concerns over the passage of the controversial state secrets protection bill in Diet as they rally around the parliament building in the heart of Tokyo in a demonstration on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The ruling coalition, ready to ram the legislation through the House of Representatives, now faces tough resistance from the opposition parties. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Demo against the state secrets protection bill in Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan – Thousands of citizens voice their concerns over the passage of the controversial state secrets protection bill in Diet as they rally around the parliament building in the heart of Tokyo in a demonstration on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The bill would impose harsh penalties on those who leak classified government information. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)