Asahi: 150,000 join Tokyo protest organizer says — Reporter Eyewitness: “There are more than 100,000 people”
July 6, 2012 report in the Asahi Shinbun with summary translation by Fukushima Diary:
Because police shut down the exits, people were stuck underground. The organizer commented 150,000 people joined, police stated 21,000 people joined.
Tweet from journalist Minoru Tanaka translated by Fukushima Diary:
I’m in front of official residence. There are more than 100,000 people. Police blockaded the public street in front of Member of the House of Representatives meeting place to violate the right of petition.
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