Fukushima residents hold anti-nuclear demonstration

March 09, 2013

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

FUKUSHIMA--A citizens group held its 31st anti-nuclear demonstration in a busy shopping district here on March 8, three days before the second anniversary of the triple disaster in the Tohoku region.

“We want to appeal to the people that dangerous nuclear reactors should be decommissioned,” said Taiga Sato, a 27-year-old part-time worker who joined the demonstration.

The protesters, including residents, called for the abolition of nuclear power plants and expressed their opposition to the government’s plan to restart idled reactors.

Fukushima Smile Project, the organizer of the rally, held its first anti-nuclear demonstration in August 2012.

The Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11, 2011, leading to the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the prefecture.

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Demonstrators in Fukushima call for the abolition of nuclear power plants on March 8. (Satoru Ogawa)

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