Student protesters continued to cry foul over what they call “unconstitutional” security legislation Wednesday in a last-minute effort before the bills’ expected Diet passage later this week.

Aki Okuda, 23, a founding member of Student Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy (SEALDs) — a leading student group campaigning against the government’s security bills — expressed concerns during a news conference Wednesday at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo.

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