Thousands march against nuclear power in Tokyo

The demonstrators chanted "Sayonara nuclear power" while holding banners and placards as they marched.

Tokyo: Several thousand people are marching in downtown Tokyo calling on the government to abandon nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident.
The demonstrators chanted "Sayonara nuclear power" while holding banners and placards as they marched Monday, a national holiday in Japan.

Police gave an initial estimate that just over 20,000 people participated, but protest organizers put the figure at 60,000.

Either way, it is one of the biggest demonstrations since the March 11 accident, in which the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant spewed radiation into the air in the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Bureau Report

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