While an athletics test event was taking place inside National Stadium on Sunday, about 100 people gathered outside the Olympic venue to protest against holding the Summer Games.

Some members of the protest group delivered speeches criticizing the International Olympic Committee, Tokyo 2020 organizers and the government for pressing ahead with the games. The group then marched around the stadium.

A man who identified himself as a health care professional told those around him the Olympics could not take place while COVID-19 is threatening the lives of people in Japan.