Protesters holding a "portrait of a decreased person" of Prime Minister Noda and Mr Sengoku, surrogate of The Chairman of the Policy Research Council in front of the PM's Office on June 15 at 6pm. Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
"The meeting of the opposition to the restart of Ôi Nuclear Plant" on every friday started to show the National Movement. (The promoter is the Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes) The number of people who protest records more by each meetings and on June 15th, it increased to 11000 protesters. (Information by the promoter)
That day the sidewalk was filled with people who were on the roadway as well. The huge line were not only made in direction of Kasumigaseki but also made at the direction of Tameike. Salaried workers, office ladies and housewives who finished to prepare the diner packed there. People on sightseeing were filming the protest with their cell phones. The scene looked like the rise in revolt at the Tahrir Square where The authoritarian government of Mubarak was brought down. (There's my article about the civil revolution followed by photos of cell phone from Cairo on 10.02.2011)
A 15 years old boy shouted with a microphone. "It's us who have to carry the adverse legacy! Isn't it too wrong to restart the nuclear power plant although the Fukushima nuclear accident is not over?" A mother of a three years old baby from Yokohama appareled all her voice: "I have the responsibility of rearing my child. I want her to live her life in safety!"
A woman in her thirties working as a high school teacher said: "I was seriously alarmed and came from Morioka City in Iwate Prefecture. I don't want nuclear power plants which force the nuclear plant workers to be exposed to the radiation and destroy our lives. I don't want any nuclear power plant. I don't want the government to force to restart the nuclear power plant".
Old people, young people, men and women appealed their will to oppose to the restating of nuclear power plant from a humanitarian standpoint.
The sidewalk on the direction of Kasumigaseki was filled with Protesters also on the roadway = In front of the reporter's hall of National Diet : Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
By one of time's revenges, the day (June 15th in 1960) was the day when the students opposed to the revision of The Japan‐US Security Treaty bursted into the National Diet and a student of Tokyo University, Ms. Michiko Kanba, was crushed to death.
The scene of workers and students surrounding the National Diet was broadcasted by radio at that time and people who listened to it came over there. During the people's revolution in Egypt, people called each other on the social network like Facebook to came to gather one by one at the Tahrir Square. The other name of the meeting in front of the PM's Office is "Twitter Demonstration".
Courtesy : Ryusaku Tanaka