Thursday, September 25, 2014

3 years for justice: Defend the “Tent City”!

The “Occupy the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)” tent has continued for three years for a nuke-free society. The world’s longest-lasting “Occupy” tent has been a place for free speech for people demanding denuclearization and peace. There have been harassment and intimidation by right wingers, the police and the METI itself, but approximately 800 people came to the tent to reconfirm that they have continued the “Tent City”, which is a symbol against nukes, and will never allow the restart of a nuclear power plant in the future. The gathering was also joined by YOSHIZAWA Masami, who continues to manage a dairy farm in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture despite the danger of exposure, and others from nuclear disaster-stricken areas. The tent has stood for three years in front of the powerful METI. KAMATA Satoshi, a nonfiction writer, called this struggle for democracy a “great and historical struggle”. (MATSUMOTO Chie)



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