Tokyo - Hundreds of people took to the streets of Tokyo to protest the denial of international monetary institutions fund (IMF), which serves as the world's debt agency. Demonstration conducted in conjunction with the annual meeting of the members of the IMF and World Bank in Tokyo.
About 200 protesters walked down the Ginza district, which are located close to Tokyo International Forum as the location of the annual meeting of the IMF and the World Bank.
Some demonstrators also called about their opposition to nuclear power in Japan after the earthquake that happened in Fukushima last year. The earthquake that caused the spilling of a nuclear reactor is feared protesters would happen again.
At a meeting of the IMF and the World Bank, attended by heads of the financial sector and 188 IMF member countries, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations. Flocks police arrived to secure the demonstration.
"No more IMF. Living power of the people," the sentence pronounced by the demonstrators who walked with posters of anti-IMF as quoted by AFP on Saturday (10/13/2012).
Demonstrations is relatively smaller than the previous anti-globalization demonstrations conducted at the meeting.
"We want to convey to the world that there will be more number of people globally who joined the anti-IMF," said the coordinator of the demonstration of Goro Fujita.
Also present anti-IMF activists from Brazil that Diana Aguiar participating march in Tokyo. Diana said the IMF is an institution that failed policy is not able to save a lot of countries out of poverty.
"A lot of things have not changed," said Diana.
Some criticism of the IMF as an institution that provides loans and assistance to its members, many protesters expressed.
The protesters also criticized the IMF is too focused to rescue Europe from its debt crisis. although there are still many poor countries are suffering from rising food prices in recent years.