Two Tokyo lawyers said Thursday they plan to sue hundreds of internet rightists, who the lawyers say campaigned to have them reprimanded over their apparent support for free education at ethnic Korean schools in Japan.

Ryo Sasaki and Kanehito Kita said they will file a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court in late June demanding some 960 of the 3,000 activists pay ¥300,000 ($2,700) each in damages.

The internet rightists, known as nettouyoku, are said to have bombarded the Tokyo Bar Association with vitriol about the lawyers, who were seen to have supported the association's public statement in support of Korean schools.