"Revolution of Hydrangea" A man after his work hold the Hydrangea and shouted "Oppose to the restart of nuclear" June 22 in the evening in front of PM's Office : Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
A small carder of the privileged people who wants to restart nuclear power plant and massive majority of people who are opposed to restart the nuclear power plant. On June 22, an event which represents this composition happened in front of PM's Office.
I'll talk about it by hour. Around passed noon, there was a fake right wing group who started to do the promotion on the sidewalk in front of PM's Office. By the man who was the leader figure, they gave a notice of "Permission to hold a meeting until 8pm" to Kouji City Police Station. It was obvious that they wanted to block the meeting opposed to the restart of nuclear power plant which is held on every friday at 6pm. (The promoter is Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes)
Only 10 people of the fake right wing group occupied the crossroads in front of PM's Office which is the prime land for the meeting. "The radiation is good for our health", "The possibility of nuclear plant accident is less than air plane accident".
They continued their public speech which can't be a trick even for children.
A lot of citizens gathered using twitter and other social networks and waited beside the fake right wing group. At 6pm there were more than 10 000. (Issued by the promoter) There was a skirmish between citizens who tried to go to their fixed position and the fake right wing group who didn't let the prime land, and the police came to stop it.
Then there was a surprising incident. The police squad pushed the fake right wing to the direction of Tameike. The leader figure of the fake right wing lashed out to the top official of the police. "We pulled back so you should make the citizens backdown as well". "We can't make citizens pullback, the tail end continues until Kasumigaseki, there must be 20 000 people" answered the top official of the police in a straightforward manner.
How far the line of people go? I made sure of it by walking. The tail end reached at the crossroads of PM's Office. The filled people shouted "Wea are opposed to restarting the nuclear power plant" on the side walk in front of the conference hall.
The police booked 10 people of fake right wing who promote the nuclear power plant. Just after the police pushed them to the direction of Tameike (To the right on the photo) Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
Around 6:42 pm there were more than 30 000 protesters. (Issued by the promoter) The police answered to the leader of the fake right wing group that they can't pullback the citizen was a decision of objective circumstances. Even the police can't order the pullback to 30 000 citizens for only 10 people of fake right wing.
The journalist Takashi Hirose who has been working against nuclear power plant and explaining about it came to join the protest. He participated to the protest against The US-Japan Security Pact in the 60's when he was in third grade in high school. "I want to fill the roadway with people. We already did it".
In the 60's protest against The US-Japan Security Pact, there were demonstrations with a 100 000 people of workers and students who surrounded the National Diet and it made PM Kishi government deposed. When we think of the international situation, the US-Japan Security Pact had a reason to be. But Nuclear Power Plants is all pain, no gain. In front of the gate of the conference hall of The House of representatives's special road, there was a 4 years old boy who was on the bicycle of his mother who joined the chorus of the opposition to the restart of the nuclear power plant. Nobody can't stop this movement anymore. Even if the police makes controls, people will gather together. Finally 45 000 people participated to the protest on June. (Issued by the promoter) It would not be strange if it becomes 100 000 people next time. Some protesters calledl this demonstration "Hydrangea Revolution" like the arabian spring was called the "Jasmine Revolution" . "Retire Noda!", "Oppose to restart nuclear power plant!" were echoed all around PM's Office and the congress hall. It will be the citizens surrounding PM's Office which will depose PM Noda's government, not by the rise in rebellion of Ozawa group. It's already a revolution made by citizens.
Courtesy : Ryusaku Tanaka
Emergency protest to government!
Seek the withdrawal of the re-operation of Ooi-Nuclear power plant!
Protest before the Prime Minister's Office.
Seek withdrawal of a nuclear power plant running again Ooi.
Protest in front of official residence, "40,000 over Peoples!"
Prime minister Official residence front.
Volunteer civic groups called for in the SNS such as in Twitter.
More than 40,000 participants in the aggregate.
Banner or placard.
"Determining the Nuclear power plant re-operation can not forgive"
Participants gave voice to the other.
Taro Yamamoto actor say.
"If you do not hear this voice, Noda (prime minister) should exit immediately."
Keiko Ochiai writer artist took part in this protest rally for the first time. She is say.
"We are not even allowed to not pull back one step. The people who betray the public about this"
Noda (Prime minister?) and criticized the regime.
Continues every weekend in front of official residence to protest activities Ooi-Nuclear power plant running again.
Backlash is growing more in the decision of 16 days running again.
On this day, participants flooded the roadway.
On this day, intrudes into the criticism to protest organizations to support the running again.
Prime minister Official residence Front Street was abuzz before.
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