Vigil and Anti-Nuclear Demo at Federal Building


City News Service

A combination vigil for Japan and anti-nuclear demonstration is set for 7 p.m. Monday night outside the Federal Building in Westwood.

The gathering is one of dozens of planned nationwide to “stand with the people of Japan and imagine a world free of nuclear disasters,” organizers explained in a news release.

The events are being held on the 32nd anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown in Pennsylvania.

Japan’s 9.0 earthquake on March 11 has spawned hundreds of aftershocks, a tsunami and a crisis at several nuclear plants.

Vigils are also scheduled outside the White House, at San Francisco City Hall and 185 other communities. Organizers include Greenpeace, Coffee House Teach-ins, Office of the Americas and the Raul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as they continue to struggle with the impacts of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters,” the release said. “Together, we’ll stand in solidarity with the people of Japan.”

The Federal Building is at 11000 Wilshire Blvd. Participants are encouraged to bring signs and candles.

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