Tons of of protesters marched by Tokyo Friday towards the opening ceremony of the Olympic Video games — chanting for organizers to “go to hell” for holding the occasion regardless of the pandemic, movies present.
Simply an hour earlier than the Video games began, a mass of individuals had gathered in Harajuku, the principle buying district in Tokyo, with police shutting down a serious roadway because the marchers set off, The Washington Publish stated.
“Go to hell, Olympics!” the group then chanted because it marched towards the Nationwide Stadium, the place the general public was locked out of the opening ceremony due to COVID-19 fears.
“Go to hell, IOC,” the marchers additionally chanted, referring to the Worldwide Olympic Committee, in response to the Washington Publish’s video.
The protesters chanted and waved flags and indicators blaming the IOC and Tokyo 2020 officers for doubtlessly spreading the coronavirus by permitting foreigners into the nation for the worldwide occasion, the outlet stated.
There has additionally been widespread anger that the same old watching public is being stored from the occasions which are normally full of spectators from world wide.
Fewer than 1,000 VIP friends have been invited to the occasion — however giant crowds nonetheless gathered outdoors hoping to catch a glimpse of the ceremonies, the DC paper famous.