Sunday, May 22, 2016

This is the power of the people! 50,000 gather to support the peace constitution

On May 3, 2016, 50,000 participants filled the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park to join a rally to support Japan’s peace constitution. On the same date of last year, more than 30,000 people joined a pro-constitution rally in Yokohama, which led to a powerful struggle against the undemocratic Security Law, a generation of the opposition alliance for the coming upper house election, and a recent hard-fought campaign for a lower house seat in Hokkaido. The people’s power moved opposition parties, making it possible to hold this great rally. It was reported that 12 million people have signed the demand for the abolition of the Security Law. MUNO Takeji, a 101-year old journalist on a wheelchair, said, “War always and definitely demands us to do or die. It is never allowed. Article 9 of Japan’s constitution, which denounces war, brings hope to mankind for sure. Japan has never made anyone in Japan and around the world die in the battle for 70 years. This is not wrong”. (SASAKI Yumi)



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