24 Apr '11, 11am

Thousands march against nuclear power in Japan - Straits Times

TOKYO - THOUSANDS of people marched in Tokyo on Sunday to demand an end to nuclear power in Japan and a switch to alternative energy after the crisis at an atomic plant hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Brandishing placards bearing the slogan: 'Bye Bye Genpatsu' (Goodbye Nuclear Power), demonstrators - including many young people and families - walked along a route from Yoyogi Park in the centre of the capital. Organisers estimated 5,000 took part. 'We are worried. Before Fukushima, I wasn't thinking about it but now we must act, we must do it for our children,' said Hiroshi Iino, 43, who joined the 'Energy shift parade' with his wife and two boys, aged five and nine. Schoolteacher Yoko Onuma, 48, said she was demonstrating for the second time since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant where radiation leaks have forced the evacuation of some 80,000 people ...

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