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Communist marchers in Tokyo, 1953

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 15, 2019

Frank Praytor ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, March, 1953: Carrying a large photo of recently-deceased Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Tokyo Communists parade past a U.S. military dependent housing area. The students, according to the Stars and Stripes photo caption, "horned in on a labor union rally" held in opposition to Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, who dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament and called for a new election after it voted to throw out his government. "The Reds carried on their rally for several hours after the union workers had gone home," the caption noted.
 

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