19 Sep '11, 8am

Thousands protest against nuclear power in Japan

Thousands protest against nuclear power in Japan

Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Tokyo on Monday calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan after the March 11 disaster that sparked the worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (AFP) - Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Tokyo on Monday calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan after the March 11 disaster that sparked the worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl. About 60,000 people gathered for the anti-nuclear rally, organisers said, one of the biggest since the earthquake and tsunami and the following disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. 'No more nuclear power plants! No more Fukushimas!' the demonstrators chanted as they flocked to Meiji Park, in the centre of the capital, ahead of the march. The demonstration, organised by several anti-nuclear groups, also saw residents evacuated from areas outside the Fukushima ...

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