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Japanese police pause raid so suspects can come out and check their temperatures for coronavirus

Freeze! Japanese police pause raid so suspects can come out and check their temperatures to ensure they don’t have coronavirus

  • Officers attempted to get into headquarters of leftist group Chukakuha in Tokyo 
  • Representatives of the group hold Covid thermometer guns up to officers heads
  • Video gone viral and gained more than 7.1million views after posted on Twitter

Police officers raiding a property in Japan were interrupted by a suspect checking their temperatures to ensure they don’t have coronavirus.

Footage shows one officer attempting to saw their way into the headquarters of Chukakuha, a leftist group located in the Edogawa district of Tokyo.  

Before a second officer can get his electric saw started, a door opens and two men, wearing protective masks, exit a nearby door.

Footage shows officers getting their temperatures checked as they attempt to raid the headquarters of Chukakuha, a leftist group located in the Edogawa district of Tokyo (pictured)

One officer attempts to saw his way into the building (pictured) before representatives of the group suggest they should use the door

One officer attempts to saw his way into the building (pictured) before representatives of the group suggest they should use the door

They appear to suggest that the officers could simply use the door to get inside, reports UniLad.  

But the representatives of the group don’t let the officers in before checking their temperatures to ensure they don’t have coronavirus. 

The police officers line up and have one of the Covid-19 thermometer guns aimed at their head before entering the property. 

Representatives of the group don't let the officers in before checking their temperatures to ensure they don't have coronavirus

Representatives of the group don’t let the officers in before checking their temperatures to ensure they don’t have coronavirus

The police officers line up and have one of the Covid-19 thermometer guns aimed at their head before entering the property

The police officers line up and have one of the Covid-19 thermometer guns aimed at their head before entering the property

The video, which has gone viral, has gained more than 7.1million views after it was posted on Twitter.      

As reported by NKH, police were investing the group after their leader, Takeo Shimizu, 83, gave a speech at a rally in Tokyo.

It’s understood he was inside the building at the time of the raid, which took place after his speech, which was his first public appearance in 51 years.    

The video, which has gone viral, has gained more than 7.1million views after it was posted on Twitter

The video, which has gone viral, has gained more than 7.1million views after it was posted on Twitter

The group in question has previously been linked to a 1971 riot in Shibuya which left one person dead, and resulted in 1,785 arrests. 

According to NHK, Chukakuha has commented that the recent raid has been ‘perceived as an unjustified investigation’.

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