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The torch relay, which began in March, has led to protests in lots of cities of Japan.
The Japanese authorities determined to cancel the Olympic Torch Relay beginning Friday within the metropolis of Tokyo as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Now the Olympic torch lighting occasion will probably be streamed on-line. Solely in Ogasawara Island, the relay will probably be held as earlier than. This island is south of Tokyo and isn’t very crowded. The Tokyo Olympics are to start on 23 July.
Flashlight relay began in March
The torch relay was organized on the nationwide stage in Japan in March itself. Its spherical was to begin in Tokyo from Friday. Kyoto and Hiroshima had already canceled plans to prepare relays on public roads.
Making an attempt to extinguish the torch in Minto Metropolis
How indignant folks in Japan are with the group of the Olympics, it’s evident from the fixed obstacles within the torch relay. To this point folks have opposed the relay at half the places. In Minto Metropolis, a girl tried to extinguish the Olympic torch with a water gun. Kayoto Takahashi, 53, was additionally shouting slogans of No Olympics and the Video games on Staw when attempting to place out the torch. He was arrested.
Folks of Japan protest in opposition to the Olympic occasion
As a result of Corona epidemic, most individuals in Japan should not in favor of organizing the Olympics at the moment. In lots of newspapers and web sites, 60% to 70% of the folks wish to cancel it. In current months, there have been demonstrations on the streets concerning this.