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The Gazette: Protests Put Halt to Re-Enactment of Atomic Bomb Drop on Japan

posted by Randall
Hiroshima

The only building left standing after the atomic bombing of HIroshima

Plans by an air show in Ohio to re-enact the atomic bomb drops on Japan in World War II have been scrapped, reports The Gazette.

A Dayton Air Show spokesman said the re-enactment was meant to help end the war and save lives.

But an on-line petition was launched saying the re-enactment was a “glamorization of destruction.”

“We didn’t want it to become a distraction to the overall quality of the show,”  said Brenda Kerfoot, an airshow spokesman.

Protestors said they’re pleased with the decision.

“It would have been pretty much a celebration of dropping the bomb that killed hundreds of thousands of people. We are a city of peace,” said Gabriela Pickett started the online petition

The air show is planned for June 22- 23.

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