Sunday, February 12, 2017
Love trumps hate〜Women march on Tokyo
Donald Trump has repeatedly made misogynist statements since the election campaign. As women march on Washington on Jan. 21, their counterparts also staged the women’s march on Tokyo on Jan. 20, where about 600 people, majority American, raised their voice. Many men and those with children also participated.
One woman who came with her daughter said, “I came because I worry about my daughter’s future. We should not just fear Trump: We need to raise our voice.”
Another woman was raising a sign, “Love Not Hate Make America Great.” (see photo) A series of this march was jointly held by the Democrats Japan Branch, and for that there were many signs expressing support for Obama. Though it was such a cold day, people walked through Tokyo for an hour, while chanting slogans in English. (By MIYUKI Emi)