CHICAGO - An new sushi restaurant on 24th Street - The Golden Palace - has been the subject of controversy after some 60% of the population labeled it a 'shrine' to the bombing of Pearl Harbour.
"This defiles the memory of the soldiers who died there!" said one.
Some protesters complain that the restaurant's proximity to the bombing site 'spits in the face' of the 'sacrifices' of the 'dark days', with some opponents claiming that the building is 'practically on' Pearl Harbour.
"If we build this restaurant," said Ben Gleck, "Then we will have an Imperial Army training camp in our back garden. This cannot go on."
The owners claim that the restaurant will have a 'no-smoking section', in the hopes it will appease the protesters.
This event comes hot on the heels of a rally near a brand-new HSBC ATM cashpoint near Wall Street in New York.