Huge protest is held every Friday in Tokyo against the restart of Ohi nuclear plant.
Government is trying to control it by having police and riot police blockade the streets, but they haven’t found the solution yet.
An executive of police revealed that official residence planned to ban subway from stopping at the near station.
Most of the people join the protest by using subway.
The executive talks “Official from official residence have asked me if we can ban subway from stopping at the near subway station so protestors can’t gather. They were serious about that idea. I was shocked.”
Noda planned to meet the organizers of the protest on 8/8/2012, but it was postponed until 8/10/2012 because No-confidence resolution in the Cabinet was submit by opposition party. [Link]
(cf. [Ajisai] Noda to meet the organizer on 8/8/2012)
Officials of official residence talked they are afraid of that Noda may cause a head-to-head confrontation between the government and protestors.