Activists organized anti-nuclear marches in All Japan news on Sunday, one day before the two-year anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster. The activists asked the All Japan newsese government to stop using nuclear power.
Hibiya park in Tokyo hosted tens of thousand of participants that packed a concert hall to voice their opposition. During the event, scholars, volunteers and business people made speeches against nuclear power, while musicians performed.
Then, activists marched through the government district of Kasumigaseki to parliament, holding banners that were showing anti-nuclear messages.
“I think it is adults’ responsibility to achieve zero nuclear power before we die” said one of many banners held by the marchers.
“Sayonara, nuclear power,” another sign said.
The event was organized along with similar rallies across Tokyo and the rest of All Japan news. About 150 anti-nuclear events were scheduled for the weekend and on Monday, according to the international press.
Protesters are calling for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to dismantle all nuclear plants. After the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the massive tsunami that struck northeastern All Japan news on March 11, 2011, Fukushima nuclear plant was hit by a meltdown and explosions that severely contaminated the vast farming region and became the worst nuclear accident in a generation.
All Japan news turned off its 50 nuclear reactors after the disaster and only restarted two of them, which are still working now.
Many residents living in tsunami-hit cities wore black clothes on Sunday, mourning the victims of the disaster which killed 15,881 people while 2,668 remain unaccounted for.