[Hpn] Re: Homeless removed from park as World Exposition approaches
William C. Tinker
Mon, 24 Jan 2005 06:39:23 -0500
Mayor Takehisa Matsubara-
It is obvious you are not listening to world wide watchers of human rights
activists for you have commited atrocities agans your own countrymen
forgetting that you too could be homeless in right circumstances.
At this time I call upon all countries citizens to please boycott this
Nagoya city and its World Exposition because of your human rights
William Charles Tinker
New Hampshire Homeless
25 Granite Street
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Subject: Re: Homeless removed from park as World Exposition approaches
"nobody injury"? no kidding!! my comrades injured by evil
actions of nagoya city authorities! ok, i shall show from
nagoya...by my pics. sorry, i must go to nagoya now. see
you later. in struggle & in solidarity!
PS) a Comrade of APPNP injured at shirakawa park tent
villa. i can not forgive the NAZI city of nagoya. I ask
you to protest to japanese embassies/consulates if you
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Homeless removed from park in Japan as World
Eight homeless people living in a downtown Nagoya
park were ordered to leave
on Monday _ a move made to beautify the city before
the 2005 World
Exposition opens in March, a rights group said.
More than 500 officials and security guards
surrounded the makeshift tents
demanding the homeless living there to dismantle
their camp. The squatters
and about 50 supporters shouted protests. Nobody was
injured or arrested.
The eight were the last of about 250 squatters who
had occupied the park.
Most left after the city ordered them out in October
because of planned
maintenance work, city official Nobuo Yamanaka said.
He denied they were removed because of the 2005
World Exposition beginning
on March 25.
"We have to do maintenance work like trim the trees
in that part of the
park," Yamanaka said. "It had nothing to do with the
But one human rights group disagreed. "Judging from
the timing, it's nothing
else but preparation for the Expo," said Ryohei
Otake, an activist helping
the homeless in Nagoya. "It's a serious human rights
Two of the eight removed on Monday have agreed to
relocate to a nearby
shelter, while the other six don't know where they
will go next, Otake said.
About 1,420 people live in parks and streets in
Nagoya. Some 200 reside in
two city-run shelters.
The Expo will be held near Nagoya, some 270
kilometers (170 miles) west of
Tokyo in Aichi prefecture (state), featuring
exhibits from 120 countries.
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