Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Over 600 Kyotoites attend 12.22 Emergency Meeting in Kyoto: Do not allow ethnic discrimination - Kyoto Korean school incident

I went to yesterday's Emergency Meeting against the attacks at the school and it was beyond inspiring. Over 600 people attended and the hall was packed, people scrunching together on the floor and lining up along the sides of the auditorium. Considering that the meeting was announced only one week in advance and the day right before a national holiday, I think that is an amazing turn out. There is no doubt that the movement against ethnic discrimination in Japan will continue to grow and the people of Japan will not allow a hateful incident like that carried out by a small group of ultra right-wing nationalists on December 4th to happen again.

-Jen Teeter

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