In an emotional ceremony, in which well-wishes for peace were made in many different languages, participants of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence committed to carry the flame of Hiroshima through every country the WM travels through, demanding the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Participating in the event was Bob Harvey, Mayor of Waitakare (New Zealand), and Steve Leeper of Mayors for Peace, together with survivors of the nuclear bomb attack, and youth of Hiroshima. Representatives of the World March from different countries were also present, as well as members of Pressenza who are covering the commemorative events of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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