Watch: Up to 200,000 reported lining streets of Tokyo for protest (PHOTOS & VIDEOS) — Armored vehicles barricade PM’s residence — NYT Reporter: “See office workers, moms w/ small kids, seniors, Buddhist priests”

Published: June 29th, 2012 at 11:56 am ET


Tens of thousands protest Japan nuclear restart
June 29, 2012

Tens of thousands protest Japan nuclear restart


The protesters, carrying placards which read “Rise up against the restart” and “The nuclear era is over,” lined the streets around Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s residence in central Tokyo as police watched on, according to an AFP photographer.

The main entrance to the residence was seen guarded by armoured vehicles and barricades of uniformed police.

Organisers quoted in local media estimated turnout exceeded 100,000 people, over double the turnout they estimated at a similar protest last week. Lawmaker Yoshisu Arita, however, placed the figure at closer to 20,000 on Twitter.


The demonstration had been called by liberal writers Takashi Hirose and Satoshi Kamata in an online message which spread on Twitter and Facebook in what was likened by a popular tabloid to the “Arab Spring,” a wave of protests that topped governments in the Arab world last year.


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Published: June 29th, 2012 at 11:56 am ET


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31 comments to Watch: Up to 200,000 reported lining streets of Tokyo for protest (PHOTOS & VIDEOS) — Armored vehicles barricade PM’s residence — NYT Reporter: “See office workers, moms w/ small kids, seniors, Buddhist priests”

  • CB CB

    These are my folks, I must follow them.

  • or-well

    for those in the streets, and those yet to come:

    No money, no skills?
    With a Living Will and Burning Heart that won't stand still –
    that's a start on a journey with Intent!
    Iron-clad – with no thought of Surrender
    nor offer of knee bent,
    to those who smite the Innocent, the Tender,
    those, who with their Humanity shed
    have lost any hope of defense.
    Champions and Knights, Saviours and Heroes
    don't count dollars and zeros but Rights
    and favor the facts of Love and Hope
    that let all cope through the miseries
    of History, Oppression, fact suppression,
    War and Aggression against what is Good.
    Where there is Light and Life there is Desire
    and that is food to sustain the fight
    in the streets of every neighborhood!

    • CB CB

      or-well says Champions and Knights, Saviours and Heroes
      A tribute to the forsaken What a powerful poem or-well!
      We are all incommunicado.

      • or-well

        hey CB, I do hope it is a reminder of the forsaken.
        I also hope it is a reminder that, however little we may think we have to offer, such as myself, it is still worth bringing our selves to the effort, if only to support those more capable.

        • CB CB

          or-well, what a beautiful leader you are. You may not realize the importance of your gifts here, but many do. I am serendipitous to your acquaintance.

          • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

            or-well & CB: 100% serendipitous agreement with you two night owls. Sleeping with my lady keeps me from enjoying your late-night exchanges. But these can be equally appreciated by the light of the next day.

  • "Until 'the many' stand up 'to the few', nothing will change."
    – Chasaha

    Mothers should storm those tanks. They may just start doing that soon.

    This is a war like no other.

    "Let's ROLL!!!"
    (They stood up and they stopped them. Most certainly saving many lives on the ground that day.)

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Hello Tepco & Japanese Gov. Do you get it yet? The people say "NO – NO – No!!!" – to Nukes.


    Now these are some awesome people!

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    What a beautiful sight.
    We can win.

    Go Japan!

  • I hope Hollywood is taking notes. A movie of Fuku proportion would do much to help end NPPs.


      Don't hold your breath. It's likely we'll see no mention of this massive demonstration in any of the MSM, let-alone a movie that shows the true reality of this hideous technology…

      That said. Keep up the good spirits people! As we look to the people of Japan, they look to us…

  • CB CB

    Lets keep kicking ASS!!!
    Stick to the facts!
    something known to exist or to have happened.

    truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true.
    something said to be true or supposed to have happened.
    Often, facts. an actual or alleged event or circumstance, as distinguished from its legal effect or consequence.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear failed. Radiation plants must be decommissioned. Every one of them.

  • petkov

    [REMOVED] The Japanese's nice lifestyle they enjoyed for decades was directly linked to the cheap and abundant nuclear energy they are protesting against. As usual, they got NO idea what they are doing or thinking. They are NOT thinking at all as a matter of fact and nether are all the posters here. Are the Japanese ready to get their electric bill up by as much maybe 200% at least and start paying double for everything? Beyond bakero.

    • ocifferdave

      U r baka.

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      So, your argument is: The Japanese should be willing to gladly die of cancer in a few years' time and run the risk of additional Fukushima meltdowns so that they may save money on their electric bill.

      The Japanese are perfectly capable of doing without, or working with alternate power sources. They won't cry their eyes out if they can't have all the shiny toys made with cheap energy.

      Right now, the children in Fukushima are crying blood.

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Nuclear is NOT cheap, nor abundant.

      Each plant cost so much, that if they used the same money to do solar, wind and geothermal or waves, they would be energy independent by now.

      With NO NUCLEAR RADIATION to worry about.

      No DEADLY WASTES to worry about.

      Think about it.

    • arclight arclight

      hi petkov

      "..Are the Japanese ready to get their electric bill up by as much maybe 200% at least and start paying double for everything? …"

      like germanies HUGE increase in electricity costs?/sarc

      or the fact that nuke france now imports solar from germany at NO extra cost (but some mild embarrasment)

      or that nuke uk has been rising the prices of electricity and edf have to get a guarantee from the uk taxpayer.. which is actually illegal (if such thing exsists anymore..

      nice chatting/sarc

      200 percent? sounds like a richard wakeford statistic based on a BS algorythm.. got a link/s??

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Forget it ..shill…the protest to stop nuclear power will never cease.
    An increase in utilities and the conservation that it takes to survive it..MUST happen.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The Fault Lines Under Ooi.
    Let's make this link viral.
    Thanks again.. Max 1.

    • Max1 Max1

      Truth be…
      … Someone else here on ENE posted this earlier.
      It is they (sorry, forgot who) who deserve the credit.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Yea, keep listening to and swallowing all of the lies and keep on suffering for the next million years or so, if you last that long… that is the price of nuclear power.

    TEPCO And Fukushima Lies; via A Green Road

  • nedlifromvermont

    It's so cool to see how the truth stamps out lies on these threads …

    the 'petkov' post above … trying to raise the pro-nuke flag, just absolutely trashed by a little truthful observation …

    This is how it can be in every setting … only the nuclear shills usually remain hidden in their banker vaults, their corporate jets, their secluded estates, their private islands, their southern hemisphere redoubts, their hollowed-out mountains …

    But we of the truth brigades, the vanguard of a post-nuclear future will never back down, we will never give up, until our last radioactive breat. Our death rattle will be, "No Nukes!!!"

  • arclight arclight

    thank you david icke for linking to this article

    history is being made and the word is spreading

  • Anti Nuclear Music, Lyrics And Songs Around Radiation, Fukushima, Chernobyl and TMI; Via @AGreenRoad