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Tens of thousands stage anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo

Published on Mar 9, 2014 5:55 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tens of thousands of citizens turned out for an anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo on Sunday, as the nation prepares to mark the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.

Demonstrators congregated at Hibiya Park, close to central government buildings, before marching around the national parliament.

They gathered to voice their anger at the nuclear industry and the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has called for resumption of nuclear reactors to power the world's third largest economy.

"I felt it's important that we continue to raise our voice whenever possible," said Mr Yasuro Kawai, a 66-year-old businessman from Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo.

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