“11,000 public citizens gathered in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence today to protest against the restart of Oi nuclear power plant. I videotaped from the middle of the crowd all the way to the end of the line.
I was so moved by the power and energy of 11,000 people that you can hear me sobbing from part of the way. Please watch it! You will feel the power!”
Religious leaders call on higher power against Oi restart June 06, 2012
FUKUI–Religious leaders from Buddhism, Christianity and other faiths are calling on a higher authority as they join the campaign against the restart of two idled reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant, operated by Kansai Electric Power Co.
Mayor Murakami said he was angry over the decision, adding that he has renewed his resolve to have the nuclear plant in his village scrapped.
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency and other organizations currently operate nuclear technology research facilities in Tokai. The village was the scene of a nuclear criticality accident which occurred at the JCO nuclear reprocessing plant on September 30, 1999, which killed two people. It was the worst civilian nuclear radiation accident in pre-Fukushima Japan.
All mass media accounts I have read have downplayed the head count to 1000 or 500 people at the event.
Mixed reaction to reactivation of nuclear power plant in Japan
TOKYO – Local governments and residents responded with a mixture of happiness and anxiety after the government officially decided Saturday to reactivate reactors Nos. 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi nuclear power plant.
Near the Prime Minister's Office on Saturday, about 500 people held a protest, including members of citizens groups opposing reactivation.
They shouted slogans and carried banners reading, "We will block reactivation of the Oi plant."
Stay the course, absolutely.
The people of Japan need the truthtellers.
There are some that know they need help..like the people of Minamisoma.
And then.. there are the ones that have no idea at all..that they and their loved ones are in harm's way.
At no point..can we walk away.
Absolutely,stay the course.
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