Pyongyang, February 5 (KCNA) — A combined investigation headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Office and the Saitama Prefectural Police of Japan conducted a search of the Tokyo Metropolitan Headquarters of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) on Feb. 1.
That day 100-odd armed policemen and police vehicles including three large buses encircled the Tokyo Metropolitan Headquarters and the combined investigation headquarters carried out an exhaustive search of the headquarters despite the protest of Chongryon officials.
What should not be overlooked is the fact that the Japanese authorities are trying to stir up the anti-Chongryon atmosphere, building up public opinion over this case through media.
Officials of Chongryon and its affiliated organizations and Tokyo Metropolitan Headquarters, members of the Korean Youth League and other Korean residents in Japan staged a strong protest outside the office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Headquarters, holding slogan boards and placards reading “We denounce the Japanese police authorities’ unwarranted oppression of Chongryon”.
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