Transcript for ARCHIVAL VIDEO: 40 Years Later, Japanese Protest Nuclear Warfare in Hiroshima
Hiroshima a forty years later the anniversary of that city's atomic destruction is this Tuesday August 6. This weekend thousands of demonstrators are gathering in Hiroshima to participate. And already is Michael if you reports the observances are under way. The children of Hiroshima have kept alive and all Japanese tradition holding 1000 paper cranes to make a wish come true. Today a group from Seattle Washington join them here with cranes and wishes of their own. All of the children went to live in a world not threatened by nuclear war we want world peace. Though he received his memorial peace park. Thousands of demonstrators are here are demanding a ban all nuclear weapons. They were confronted by right wing extremists today one Japan to demilitarize. Riot police kept the car. Buddhist monks walked more than 500 miles from Tokyo and their vigil or he's he's the winds came from the home of Pearl Harbor to pay their respects. There are celebrities here is well duck and Bernstein. An actor Jack Lemmon who appeared visibly moved as he visited the memorial to the victims. Across the park still others were towing a giant ribbon around the atomic dome. Each panel a piece of art by a Japanese child. Together we have created commitment. Chip buying up a planet vote. Those who survived the bomb have also come to pay their respects usually mingling quietly with the crowds of tourists. Some remembering friends and relatives they've lost the lead this year. The ones who will be remembered first on the morning of August 6. In a ceremony performed annually hear the names of bomb survivors who've died over the past year will be added to the memorial to let the peace park. Then at the precise moment the bomb was dropped there will be silence. Except for the echo of the Hiroshima peace bell. Being. A lot of memorial reads her wrist pain school we will not repeat the evil. Our Vickie ABC news Hiroshima.
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