Thomas Bach visits Hiroshima memorial to mark start of Olympic truce, but protesters say ‘go home!’
Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, has said the Tokyo Games will be a “beacon of hope” for peace during a visit to Hiroshima, as coronavirus cases in Tokyo exceeded 1,000 for a third straight day.
Bach, whose trip to Hiroshima was opposed by some people, laid a wreath and observed a minute’s silence in the rain in front of a cenotaph honouring the victims of the attack. He later met an 82-year-old survivor of the bombing.
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