Thousands of farmers and members of the public took to the streets of Tokyo on Saturday to protest proposals to cut tariffs on farm products, a topic being debated at a World Trade Organization mini-ministerial meeting at the Imperial Hotel in the city.

Following a line of tractors, the demonstrators marched through Tokyo’s ritzy Ginza district and along other major roads chanting slogans including, “Defend food safety and the farming industry in Japan.”

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