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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