INTRODUCTION: On the thirty-sixth anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan, demonstrations were held around the world protesting against nuclear armaments and nuclear power.
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SV Demonstrators giving clenched fist salute and singing. (2 SHOTS) 0.38
SV Crowd destroying banners and singing. (2 SHOTS) 1.03
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Background: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
INTRODUCTION: On the thirty-sixth anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan, demonstrations were held around the world protesting against nuclear armaments and nuclear power. In Manila, capital of the Philippines, people gathered outside the United States Embassy to hold a protest rally.
SYNOPSIS: The demonstrators called for a Nuclear-free Philippines. They claimed their close liaison with the United States made them a possible future target for nuclear attack.
The demonstrators said the United States bases in the Philippines stored nuclear weapons and criticised what they called moves by the Filipino government to buy a nuclear reactor from the United States.
The protestors had earlier donned black armbands and exhibited photographs of Hiroshima victims. Several survivors from Hiroshima went to Manila to take part in the demonstration.
The protestors symbolically destroyed banners they'd brought to the demonstration. They said the Third World was becoming a market for nuclear plants, because nuclear reactor manufacturers were no longer able to get enough sales in their own developed countries. They said the people who benefitted from nuclear-generated electricity were big companies, and uranium producers.
A large force of police was on hand outside the Embassy - but there was no serious trouble.
Source: REUTERS - MANUEL N. SILVA