Activists gather in Tokyo to condemn US nuking Nagasaki

Posted: August 11, 2012 in Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Children, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Life, News, Uncategorized
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Silver Lining

Press TV

A group of activists have gathered in front of the American embassy in Tokyo, condemning the US nuclear bombing of Nagasaki in 1945.

They said the Japanese nation will never forget the US nuclear attacks against Hiroshima and Nagasaki as about 6,000 people gathered at a peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 blast on Thursday.

Washington sent its Ambassador John Roos to Nagasaki for the first time this year, a year after his deputy attended the ceremony.

The attack on Nagasaki came just three days after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the western city of Hiroshima in the closing days of World War II.

The bomb attack on Hiroshima killed an estimated 140,000 people, and the one dropped on Nagasaki claimed the lives of around 70,000 victims. Yet the nuclear radiation continued to claim thousands of more lives over the following years.

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