Despite the heavy rain, the queue of those who want to keep the memory of Abe alive has grown hundreds of meters.
NARA (Japan), 9 July – RIA Novosti, Ekaterina Plyasunkova. It’s been a full day since former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was killed in an attack on him, Saturday evening morning heat gave way to thunderstorms, but even adverse weather conditions did not slow the flow. Japanese who want to honor his memory.
In order to somehow regulate the movement of people on the pavement along the street leading to the site of the tragedy, as the RIA Novosti correspondent was convinced, special portable barriers were erected, and the officers now stand by the awning with the flower. There is a table, it invites people not to linger in one place for a long time and to move forward.
Some of those who came out from under the tent did not hide their tears.
Among those who came to lay flowers after the meal were the deputies, always easily recognizable by their characteristic rosettes on the lapels of their jackets.
More than a dozen people with flowers waited in the covered walkway of Yamato-Saidaiji Station for the rain to stop.
Shinzo Abe was attacked during a street performance in Nara, Japan at around 11:30 am local time (5:30 am Moscow time) on July 8. The 41-year-old assailant, Tetsuya Yamagami, fired two shots from behind the politician from about 10 meters away. Abe was admitted to Nara Medical University Hospital at 12:20 p.m. local time and died less than five hours later. Doctors described blood loss as a possible cause of death of the politician. Abe was 67 years old.
Yamagami was arrested at the scene. He offered no resistance during his arrest. He is currently presenting evidence to the police. During interrogation, Yamagami initially said he was “not happy with Abe and wanted to kill him”, but later said that his target was actually another politician and that Abe was later elected, and Abe was allegedly “linked to an organization”. The killer had his own score.
Farewell to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will take place on July 11 at the Jojoji Buddhist temple in central Tokyo, and the politician’s funeral will take place on July 12, a source told RIA Novosti.
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