New Year’s Day Action at Osaka Prefectural Police to Protest Kan-Nama Crackdown

At 10:00am on the morning of January 1, 2019, about two hundred workers and citizens gathered in front of the Education Tower in Osaka Castle Park to hold a rally and demonstration in protest against the series of crackdowns on the Zennikken Kansai Nama-Kon (Kan-Nama) Branch.

Acting chair Sakada of the Kan-Nama Branch stood to give the opening speech, making the case that “we must not allow state suppression of legitimate union activity” and that “although there is no injury and no victim, our fellow members are unfairly detained”.


After that, Zenrokyo and other unions and citizens’ groups gave solidarity greetings, and then we all carried out a demo surrounding the Osaka Prefectural Police Headquarters.

Weekly actions at the Osaka Prefectural Police Headquarters are set for each Saturday from 1330. General Union members will participate on 16 and 23 February so if you have time, please look for the email and come out to protest police suppression of unions! 

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