Japanese police hold protesters back outside Shinzo Abe’s state funeral

Japanese police hold protesters back outside shinzo abe's state funeral

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Footage on social media shows hundreds of people protesting in Tokyo outside the state funeral of Shinzo Abe, a former prime minister of Japan who was shot dead during a campaign speech three months ago. 

Investigators believed the attacker bore a grudge against Abe, and some have questioned the level of security around the high-profile figure. As a result, tens of thousands of police officers have been deployed to the funeral, which was attended by the UK foreign secretary, James Cleverly, and the US vice-president, Kamala Harris

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