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Anti-Olympics protests heard inside National Stadium during opening ceremonies

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TOKYO - While the Tokyo Games begin inside National Stadium, the lack of raucous fans in the building had some fans watching the opening ceremonies hearing the protests on the streets.About 50 protesters gathered to demand the cancelation of the Olympics over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The protesters initially gathered outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, chanting "no to the Olympics" and "save people’s lives." Some were holding signs that read "cancel the Olympics."As the ceremonies took place, many on social media noted the presence of the protesters outside the stadium.The handling of the Olympics had been under scrutiny because of the ongoing pandemic.

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