A mother stared at the police "Why do you accept to restart this dangerous nuclear power plant?" June 30 in the evening at the entrance of Ôi nuclear power plant : Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
Kansai Electric Power Ôi nuclear power plant unit 3 will be restarted tomorrow on July 1st (they will put off the control rod and set up the fission reaction of uranium fuel). On June 30, the day before the restart of nuclear power plant, in front of the entrance of Ôi nuclear power plant, there was a hard offense and defense between the protesters who want to stop the restart of the plant and the riot police of Fukui Prefecture. 50 protesters occupied inside and outside of the iron fence set up by Kansai Electric Power Company at the border of town road. They connect their body to the iron fence with chains.They try to use their bodies as a shield.
They also connected 5 or 6 cars. They want to close the entrance of the nuclear power plant site by all means necessary. Within 30 minutes, riot police arrived. They repeated with loudspeaker: "It's a violation of the Road Traffic Law. Go away immediately". The protesters accepted the battle and repeated move out call.
Protesters connected their bodies to the iron fence with chains. = Photo by Ryusaku Tanaka
Under the rain, without a break, the face-off of the riot police and the protesters started around 4pm and continued after the night fall. The rain take off the body temperature. A mother with her baby went to talk to a police officer. "Don't you have any heart?", "There will be no future for children"…The police officer juste said demurely that "to occupy the road is against the law". The police officer himself was born from a mother. When this Police officer goes back home he might have a small child, too. We can tell that the entrance of Ôi nuclear power plant, which is the first restarting of a nuclear power plant, is the entrance of restarting all nuclear power plants of Japan. The protesters and the police officers's clash at the strained place. I thought both are victims of PM Noda's regime.
Courtesy : Ryusaku Tanaka