Hiroshima, Japan
March 2, 2003


 


Over 6,000 people from all over Japan converged on Hiroshima Chuo Park to spell out their opposition to war. The demonstration was especially poignant, since Hiroshima was the first place that civilians were incinerated by American nuclear weapons.

Standing clothed, the protesters formed the words "NO WAR NO DU!" DU stands for depleted uranium - nuclear waste used in bullets and armor-piercing shells, which spreads radioactive dust across battle zones. DU has been blamed for the sharp increase in cancers and birth defects in Iraq, where it has been widely used by American and British forces.

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