Video of the arrests: http://t.co/gZLqtsS Machine-translation blog report: http://honyaku.yahoofs.jp/url_resul...IwMDQuYmxvZzY2LmZjMi5jb20vP25vPTI1NQ==,qfor=0 During a protest against government nuclear policy in Shinjuku on Sunday, September 11th, a very large police presence showed up to oversee the demonstration. Shortly after their march began, the police began arresting some protesters for reasons that were unclear. A police officer then declared that the protest rally was cancelled, and ordered everybody to disperse. The impression of the blogger was that the overwhelming police presence was there to intimidate protesters, and they planned to shut down the rally from the start: Strangely, no major, or even minor media outlet in Japan has reported on these arrests (to date, that I know of, so somebody could prove me wrong). There may have been good reasons for arresting those people, but the number of cops on hand and their behavior was arguably an act of intimidation, and based on personal experience with Japanese police, they likely had little respect for the rally and did, in fact, aim to shut it down as quickly as possible. Media outlets outside Japan don't seem to be touching this story either. I think it deserves to be spread around.