Anti-U.S. military protests attract thousands in Naha, Tokyo

June 19, 2016 9:56 AM

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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An overflow crowd of some 65,000 angry and frustrated people packed a sports stadium Sunday for a protest of anger and frustration to demand that U.S. forces leave Okinawa and drop a plan to move Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to a more remote area on the island.

Similar demonstrations were also scheduled in 41 of Japan’s 47 prefectures. More than 7,000 people gathered outside the Japanese parliament building in Tokyo to join the demand for a U.S. pullout and to bash Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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