Protesters rallied in the thousands at a park in Tokyo over the weekend, demanding an end to nuclear power in Japan as the two-year anniversary approached of the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011, the Associated Press reports.
Demonstrators reportedly vowed to continue fighting against nuclear power despite Japanâs scrapped plans for a nuclear phase out and Prime Minister Shinzo Abeâs stated commitment to restarting the countryâs nuclear plants. Only two over the 50 working reactors in Japan have gone back online since the Fukushima disaster, though the government is working to re-starting, and perhaps even building, more.
âI canât see what lies ahead. It looks hopeless, but if I give up now, itâs over,â one protester told the AP. âIâd rather die moving forward.â
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