PBS NewsHour

Quiet Olympics opening ceremony sees loud public protest

Clip: 07/23/2021 | 6m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

Usually a star-studded show, the Tokyo Olympics opened with a quieter ceremony. National teams paraded to a nearly empty stadium. It was noisier outside, as protests against holding the games in the middle of a pandemic continued. Only 23% of Japan's population is fully vaccinated. William Brangham speaks to Associated Press reporter Philip Crowther about the situation on the ground in Tokyo.

Aired: 07/23/21

Rating: NR

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