Hiroshima Day in Melbourne - 6 August 2010

Evening rush-hour crowds at the Flinders Street/Swanston Street intersection were met by a large banner yesterday reminding them of the 45th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima with its attendant loss of life. The event was organised by Friends of the Earth’s ACE (Anti-Nuclear and Clean Energy) collective, who were also promoting the new Choose Nuclear Free website, while handing out leaflets inviting people to take part in ICAN‘s Million Pleas campaign…

The banner made a circuit or two of the intersection before making its way partly across Princes Bridge before returning to its starting point under the clocks of Flinders Street station, a spot shared with campaigners for the Socialist Alliance, including Senate candidate Sharon Firebrace.

See also report with more photos on Melbourne Protests: http://melbourneprotests.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/hiroshima-day-in-melbo...









It's a pity they didn't display a banner lamenting the terrible loss of life which followed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Or the resultant dispicable cruelty inflicted on many more people throughout the Pacific theatre of war than those who died in Nagasaki and Hiroshima combined. The Japanese were a most dishonourable enemy who endeavoured to take over our piece of the world. They pledged the lives of every man, woman and child in defence of their country; many thousands of allied soldiers, sailors and airmen would have been lost were the allies forced to launch an invasion of mainland Japan not weakened by the atomic attacks; attacks warned of through the Potsdam Declaration, but ignored by an arropant and evil government. God Bless Colonel Tippett and his crew who delivered the knockout blow to the Japanese nation, thus ensuring the survival of many of our own fathers and sons.