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Kurdish case becomes rallying cry for Japan protest against police

Reuters Saturday, 6 June 2020
The case of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped and shoved to the ground by Tokyo police became a rallying cry for protesters marching in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday.
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