RAW:120,000 protesters surround Japan’s Diet against security bills

Some 120,000 people rallied and surrounded Japan’s parliament building on Sunday, demanding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rescind the controversial security bills.
The bills, which are considered in contravention of the country ‘s war-renouncing Constitution by about 90 percent of constitutional experts, will enable Japan’s Self-Defense Forces ( SDF) to engage in armed conflicts overseas and help defend others even if Japan is not attacked, or exercise the right to collective defense.
Opponents said the bills will increase the risk of the SDF being dragged into armed conflicts and thus endanger Japanese people’s right to live in peace.
According to organizers, similar demonstrations against the bills were also held across the country at the weekend.

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