Rally Against Tokyo Games Staged Near City Hall During Olympic Torch Relay
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Fri 23rd July 2021 | 01:50 PM
TOKYO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd July, 2021) Opponents of the Olympics have staged a rally near the Tokyo city hall, where the final leg of the Olympic torch relay took place, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Friday.
Demonstrators held banners with slogans in English in order to make their demands comprehensible for foreign journalists who came to cover the relay. One of the protesters had a poster with the Olympic rings crossed out and the slogan "Global crime against Japan.
The severe epidemiological situation caused concerns among Japanese people that the Games would trigger an explosive rise in infections. According to a survey published by the NHK broadcaster earlier in July, 30% of Japanese believe the Olympics should be canceled.