More than 200 Filipinos gather outside the French Embassy in Manila on Tuesday to protest the French government's planned nuclear testing at Mururoa Atoll in September. Protests have taken place throughout Asia and the Pacific in response to France's announcement last month, including a gathering in Tokyo that also marked the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Several speakers at an international conference in Tokyo Tuesday commemorating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings said the uproar over the tests has helped spark new interest in the anti-nuclear movement. The conference's chairwoman, Janet Gordon, of Cedar City, said,"I think it was a big mistake as a politician for (French President Jacques Chirac) to announce the tests just before the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and to hold them in the Pacific."
CAPTION ONLY: AN EXPLOSION OF ANTI-NUCLEAR PROTESTS
By Deseret News