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Farmers rally at Tepco head office in Tokyo

Angry farmers brought two cows to Tokyo yesterday, shouting and punching the air to demand compensation for products contaminated by radiation from the Fukushima plant.

The 200 farmers, mostly from north-eastern Japan, rallied outside the headquarters of Tepco, the operator of the nuclear plant which was damaged by the tsunami on 11 March. The farmers held aloft cabbages they said they could not sell and carried signs saying: "Stop nuclear energy."