Yokohama theater granted protection

Japanese court rules on threat to 'Cove'

TOKYO — The Yokohama District Court has issued a restraining order against a rightist group threatening to disrupt screenings of the dolphin doc “The Cove” at the Yokohama New Theater.

Responding to a motion brought by the theater owner and “The Cove” distrib Unplugged, the court delivered a ruling on June 24 forbidding high-volume speeches within 100 meters (109 yards) of the theater, as well as attempts to prevent patrons from entering it.

The Yokohama New Theater has committed to screening “The Cove” starting on July 3, but has been receiving harassing visits from rightists since June 12. The theater, together with five others around the country, agreed to show the doc after several theaters in Japan, including two in Tokyo and one in Osaka, bailed on the pic under pressure from rightist activists.

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