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Anti-war protests expected in Japan


Unswerving cyclist
14 Mar 2002
For today protests are also expected to take place in the U.S. and Europe. I read somewhere that the impending war against Iraq helped to form the largest anti-war movement in the U.S. since Vietnam.

Anti-war protests expected in Japan

More than 10,000 people are expected to protest a possible U.S.-led war against Iraq this weekend in cities throughout Japan and at some U.S. military installations.

The demonstrations will coincide with anti-war rallies in the United States and more than 25 other countries.

About 80 people are expected to stage an anti-war protest outside Yokota Air Base on Saturday morning, according to a petition organizers submitted to the Japanese National Police.

=> http://www.stripes.osd.mil/article.asp?section=104&article=12576

Japan kicks off war protest against Iraq war

Several thousand people staged rallies across Japan Saturday, kicking off a worldwide demonstration against war in Iraq. Protests were being held from the nation's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido to the southernmost Okinawa, ranging from study group meetings to concerts.

=> http://www.inq7.net/brk/2003/jan/18/brkafp_4-1.htm
Thousands march against war

Don't forget to read some of the "witty" remarks from gung-ho readers comparing Saddam to Hitler.

Thousands march against war in Tokyo

Thousands of people took to the streets of Tokyo on Saturday to march against a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq as a part of global protests.

Thirty-three nongovernmental organizations such as Greenpeace Japan and Peace Boat staged a joint march and concert titled "World Peace Now" that stressed the role of civilian power in preventing war.

Civilians are the ones who suffer most in war, participants said.

A "peace parade" involving more than 5,000 people, including foreigners and young people, began at Hibiya Park around 3 p.m. and proceeded through the Ginza shopping district. The concert was held in the park prior to the parade.

=> http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=246311&display=all

Also on JT:

Should Japan support the U.S. if it attacks Iraq?

=> http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=popvox&id=336

Vox populi is clear.
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