Japanese Pro-Trump Supporters Stage Their Own Rally in Tokyo During Capitol Hill Riot

Japanese Pro-Trump Supporters Stage Their Own Rally in Tokyo During Capitol Hill Riot
Ryan General
January 8, 2021
Just as violence was erupting on Capitol Hill with rioters storming the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, a large protest was also developing in Japan. 
Pro-Trump Japanese: Chanting anti-Chinese Communist Party and anti-media slogans, groups of demonstrators were filmed marching in Tokyo in apparent support of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, Metro reports.
  • Supporting the claim that Trump won the 2020 election, participants were seen carrying American flags, Japanese rising sun flags, as well as South Korean national flags.
  • Some carried signs that proclaimed “East Asia Love Trump” and “Japan stands with Trump.”
  • Observers say Trump’s growing base in Japan is due to his supposed “Anti-China” position.
  • Pro-Trump supporters began to emerge in November 2020 shortly after the president’s loss to Joe Biden.
  • On Nov. 25, around 200 protesters marched from Hibiya Park to Ginza chanting slogans.
Pro-Trump Asians in U.S.: Asian supporters of Trump also participated in the Capitol Hill demonstrations and showed up in rallies on Wednesday. 
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  • According to Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez, some Filipinos traveled from different states to go to Washington, D.C., Rappler reports.
  • In San Jose’s Little Saigon, a much peaceful “stop the steal” protest was organized by mostly Vietnamese Americans known as the “Vietnamese Movement for Trump,” reports NBC.
  • Meanwhile, Asian American legislators have condemned Trump for inciting the riot on the Capitol building, as NextShark earlier reported.
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