Man arrested in Japan for scattering anti-Olympic flyers from train

Kyodo -- Jul 27
A 59-year-old man from Nagoya has been arrested after scattering flyers protesting the Tokyo Olympics from a running subway train in the central Japan city, police said Sunday.

The arrest on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business came as some parts of the Japanese public oppose holding the games amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Yuji Usui allegedly threw several dozen flyers from the window of the Nagoya subway's Tsurumai Line onto the tracks at around 11:15 a.m. Friday, hours before the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Tokyo, according to the police. The incident did not disrupt train services.

Usui, who was detained by a police officer who happened to be on the same train, has admitted to the act, the police said.

- Kyodo