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Anti-nuclear protests in disaster-hit Japan via Al Jazeera

Protesters in Japen are demonstrating against the use of nuclear power as the country marks three-months since a powerful earthquake and tsunami killed tens of thousands of people and triggered one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters.

Several hundred people gathered in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on Saturday, shouting anti-nuclear slogans and carrying banners reading “immediately stop all use of nuclear power and shut down the plants”.

The magnitude-9 earthquake that hit off Japan’s northeast coast on March 11 caused a massive tsunami that killed about 23,000 people.

The disasters knocked out power and cooling systems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, about 225km northeast of Tokyo, setting off explosions, fires and large radiation leaks at the facility.

Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas, reporting from Sendai in the north, said protesters are frustrated by the lack of information about the government’s vision for nuclear power going forward.

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