As I forecast last Friday, Japan is reaching a Tahrir moment of sorts. The usually conformist Japanese People is finally founding their strength, angry at the nuclear mismanagement and systematic corruption and power abuse at the expense of their very lives.
At least 200,000 people rallied at Prime Minister Noda's official residence in Tokyo. However, unlike in previous demonstrations, in this case people got really angry and took over the palace, overwhelming the police forces, apparently.
Source: Fukushima Diary (many sequential posts):
- The demonstration is going to be bigger than ever: 40,000 before its start
- Demonstration started
- Over 60,000 people joined
- Over 80,000 joined the demonstration
- Aerial movie of the demonstration
- 100,000 people joined the demonstration. Going out of control
- Riot police barricaded official residence
- Demonstration of 200,000 people occupied official residence (photos)
- 200,000 demonstration from the sky. Noda: 'it's a big sound' (videos)
Tahrir: Arabic for freedom