Anti-nuke rallies in Japan, Taiwan
- Published: 10 Mar 2013 at 02.49
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Thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied in Tokyo Saturday ahead of the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, urging Japan's new government to abandon nuclear power.
Anti-nuclear protestors hold placards as they march after an anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo on March 9, 2013. Thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied ahead of the second anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, urging Japan's new government to abandon nuclear power.
The gathering of some 15,000 people, according to organisers, at a park in central Tokyo drew disaster victims and celebrities, including Nobel laureate writer Kenzaburo Oe, before the anniversary Monday of the disaster that killed 19,000 and sparked reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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