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Edinburgh event to mark Hiroshima day

Paul O'Hanlon | 06.08.2009 22:23 | Anti-militarism | Anti-racism | South Coast | World

11 events were held across Scotland to mark Hiroshima day. Here are photos of the Edinburgh event.

The sixth of August 1945 was the day that the first atomic bomb was used on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Just three days later on August 9th the city of Nagasaki was bombed.

The Hiroshima bomb killed around 140,000 people while the second bomb on Nagasaki killed around 80,000.

There were a total of 11 events in Scotland to mark the 64th anniversary of the use of this terrible weapon. In Edinburgh there was a gathering at the foot of the Mound when the several dozen assembled held placards and read anti-war poems and there were anti-war songs from Penny.

7 photos of the event are attached.

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