• Kyodo


More than 200 people living near a Tokyo compound run by the main successor to Aum Shinrikyo took to the streets Saturday demanding that the cult disband as the execution of its guru and former disciples closed in.

Led by the mayor of Adachi Ward, Yayoi Kondo, who held a banner reading, “Absolutely against Aum,” the demonstrators marched around the facility owned by its successor Aleph.

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