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2012 Occupy METI eviction protest (56 images)

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There has been an ant-nuclear energy camp outside the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since September 2011. On January 27th the camp, which had been declared a fire risk by Minister Yukio Edano earlier, was scheduled for forcible eviction by the police. The deadline for the protesters to leave was 5pm. Over 500 supporters and protesters turning up to resist the eviction however and the camp was still in place the night of the 27th.