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PICS: Anti-Olympics protestors at torch relay ceremony

By Rediff Sports
July 09, 2021 15:57 IST
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The Tokyo leg of the Olympic torch relay kicked off on Friday with a small ceremony in a nearly empty park. The relay will be kept off public streets and only small ceremonies, with no public spectators, will be held over the next two weeks.

The Games, postponed from last year, are scheduled to run from July 23 to Aug. 8, and opinion polls have consistently shown the Japanese public is worried about going ahead with them during a pandemic.

On Friday, anti-Olympics protestors gathered outside the Komazawa Olympic Stadium in Tokyo during an unveiling ceremony for the Tokyo leg of the Olympic torch relay.

Anti-Olympics protesters demonstrate during an unveiling ceremony for the Tokyo leg of the Olympic torch relay in Komazawa Olympic Stadium 

Photographs: Carl Court/Getty Images

Anti-Olympics protesters demonstrate during an unveiling ceremony for the Tokyo leg of the Olympic torch relay in Komazawa Olympic Stadium on Friday

Anti-Olympics protesters demonstrate during an unveiling ceremony for the Tokyo leg of the Olympic torch relay in Komazawa Olympic Stadium 

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