20 Jun '16, 3am

#Japan: Over 50,000 gather to protest US #military presence in #Okinawa

#Japan: Over 50,000 gather to protest US #military presence in #Okinawa

MORE than 50,000 protesters gathered in what some have called “the largest Anti-American rally in two decades” in the capital of Naha on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on Sunday. Residents are seemingly fed up following the rape and murder of a local woman by a former U.S. Marine employed on a base as a civilian worker. Tens of thousands people are taking part in the largest Anti-American #rally in two decades in Okinawa. #Okinawa pic.twitter.com/Q0LTAW2Tqn — Musun Kim (@MusunKIM) June 19, 2016 Demonstrators held up signs carrying phrases like “Our anger is past its limit” and “Pull out the U.S. Marines.” Chihiro Uchimura, a 71-year-old protester, told the AFP : “I’m filled with sadness and I really don’t want any more victims.” “As long as there are U.S. military bases, this kind of incident will continue to happen.” Across the country, simultaneous protests were held...

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