TOKYO: About 1,800 Japanese and other pro-peace supporters marched in Tokyo, denouncing the killings in Bucha city and calling for an end to the war in Ukraine.
This demonstration was part of similar peace rallies organized in cities in Europe.
In Tokyo, several labor unions and peace groups participated. They marched in central Tokyo, repeating anti-Russia slogans and supporting the United Nations Human Rights Council vote that expelled Russia from its membership.
Some participants condemned the bombings in Ukraine as they appealed to halt the military activities.
An elderly couple, talking to Arab News Japan, expressed sadness over the situation in Ukraine and expressed hope the war ends soon. They added if citizens of the world do not protest against war, peace will not prevail.
The protest leaders called for making peace efforts that ensure people’s safety. They hailed the Japanese pro-peace constitution that ensures freedom of expression.