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Hundreds rally against state funeral for Shinzo Abe

STORY: Protesters were seen holding up signs and chanting "no state funeral" to the tune of a guitar.

A rally was also held at a park, where protesters addressed a crowd under the watch of policemen.

Abe was a polarising figure who dominated modern-day politics as its longest-serving leader.

The rare state funeral has also been a divisive issue in Japan.

Many people opposed its $11.5-million price tag paid for by taxpayers, as Japan's economy faces headwinds.