Occupy Wall Street Protests Hit Tokyo

The Occupy Wall Street protests spreading across the United States landed in Tokyo on Saturday, as hundreds of people gathered to protest against corporate greed and social inequality.

In addition to decrying the widening wealth gap between the nation’s haves and have-nots, demonstrators spoke out on a variety of unrelated topics ranging from nuclear power to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a free-trade pact promoted by the U.S.

Marching behind a large "Occupy Tokyo" banner, about 300 protesters proceeded to the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co., owner of the radiation-leaking Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. "Dissolve Tepco," "Stop nuclear power plants," they chanted.

The various signs, written in both Japanese and English, highlighted some of the issues apparently agitating the public.

Read the rest of the story: Hundreds turn out to ‘Occupy Tokyo’.


One Reply to “Occupy Wall Street Protests Hit Tokyo”

  1. I find it rather funny really, how most people joining these protests either a) don’t know what they were about in the first place, b) are just complaining about whatever random thing they want, or c) whatever they’re complaining about is their own faults and rather than fixing the problem they insist on just complaining about it.

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