The Epoch Times | Tens of thousands of protesters assembled in Tokyo, July 16, in Japan’s biggest anti-nuclear rally since the Fukushima disaster in March last year.
Sporting colorful banners, a record number of up to 170,000 protesters gathered at Yoyogi Park, according to Sayonara Nukes, one of the rally organizers.
The group’s website explains that Japan’s environment has been contaminated and people have been forced out of their homes because of nuclear radiation.
“More than 80% of the people in Japan do not want nuclear power plants,” the website states. “Enough electricity is already available. We can make efforts to save electricity. There is no sense in insisting on an energy that sacrifices people’s life and health. Energy should exist for the people. We have had enough of nuclear power plants, which only serve the rights and interests of a certain group.”