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50 people arrested in Tokyo High Court May 20, 2011 (Japan)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The routine of the modern totalitarian state: arresting 50 people that dared to question the decision of a high-court judge, the same miserable git who forced a compulsory purchase order on a farmer for the sake of industrial development.

May 20, in the Tokyo High Court, 50 people, including the Secretary General of the Farmers’ League against Narita Airport Construction, Koji Kitahara 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 were arrested.

After less than one minute “explanation of the reasons”, Judge Shigeki Inoue 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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