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Woman sprays water at Olympic torch in Mito city; got arrested later

The water did not affect the flame and cause any injury
Woman sprays water at Olympic torch in Mito city; got arrested later 67

A Japanese woman uses a water pistol extinguish in protest over decision to go ahead with the Olympic Games despite Covid risks.

The incident happened around 7:40pm on Sunday when the final runner making his way around Senba Park adjourning to the finish line.

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Kayoko Takahashi, 53, an unemployed woman, later got herself arrested by the officials for forcible obstruction of business.

However, the water did not affect the flame and cause any injury.

She later admitted to the offence and said she was doing it in protest of the Olympics in Tokyo.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.