Japan’s historical anti-nuclear protest on July 29th, 2012, a photo essay
July 29th Anti-nuke demo in Tokyo, departure around 4:50 pm
Passing TEPCO headquarters
Stopping at each traffic lights
Between TEPCO and METI (Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry)
Between TEPCO and METI
Marching towards METI
"Mister Tomita" directing traffic before the angry turn towards METI
Long stop in front of METI (Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry)
Man shouting at METI building: "you betrayed us!"
man showing his finger to METI
former TV idol showing up with funny outfit
Leaving METI, marching towards Hibiya park again, children came with their parents, marched until the end
Ending of the first march, moving back towards Hibiya park
interesting group of people, non-journalist, non-acticvist, non-police, non-extreme righters, taking notes, counting number of participants
Just as the march was reaching the National Diet building around 6:50pm, police officers trying to dismantle the crowd and pushing them aside using red arrows: "please kindly take the street on your right, the street ahead is 'over crowded'"
Woman using her i-Pad to express her opinion, in terrible sweat and heat, closer to the National Diet building, inaccessible around 7pm, people sitting and shouting at the police force: "open the path!"
Waiting in the heat, people pushing the access to the street in front of the Diet building, the tension growing high, and the candle human chain repressed by the police dividing the expected union of the human chain
passive buddhist monks, waiting for the crowd to grow until the barricades fall, behind them is the dome of the national Diet buildingAround 7:25 pm, the barricade fell under the pressure of the growing massFor a moment, the police was overwhelmed and formed a human chain to contain the expected human chain of protesters
reporters on one side and protesters on the other, the police in confusion for a while
The police officials consulting with Redwolf, a leader of the Coaltion Against Nukes
Police force kindly containing the mass
Redwolf taking the headphone to address the heated crowd: "Please do not break the manners, if we create trouble now, our action and efforts will mean nothing!"
The crowd of protesters, the human barrier of police officers and the reporters on the third layerRedwolf: "Please do not crush the people in front of the barriers, they can be injured! We want to conduct a peaceful action! We don't need nukes!"